Grading Dane Brugler’s 2021 Browns 7-round mock draft

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Round 3, Pick 91: Kendrick Green, Illinois C/G

Grade: D

The grade reflects the position, not the player. The Browns should be looking to build depth on the offensive line late in the draft, but someone who could play tackle is more preferable.

The Browns took Washington product Nick Harris late in last year’s draft, and he’s probably going to be the center of the future, perhaps as early as 2022. The starting guards for now include Wyatt Teller and Joel Bitonio. There’s also Michael Dunn, the player who seamlessly stepped into the Steelers playoff victory before suffering an injury.

Plus, the Browns still have Drew Forbes, a potential back up guard who opted out of the 2020 season due to Covid-19.

Here’s the BIG problem with this pick. Brugler mocks Green to Cleveland at No. 91 while Clemson left tackle Jackson Carman goes 97th to the Chargers.

I subscribe to the theory that tackles are like pitchers in baseball: You can never have enough.

And while Jackson played tackle in college, he can certainly kick over to guard. Give me a developmental tackle prospect such as Carman, over Green right here, but hey, maybe it’s just me.