Lastly, we have the end of the draft. Iyer has the Browns taking a running back in Javian Hawkins, another defensive end in Joshua Kaindoh, and a punter in Pressley Harvin. The Browns still need a safety, another corner, and one, if not two offensive linemen to help give them depth in the case of injuries, or in the case of Joel Bitonio and Jack Conklin, possibly being without them in a year or two. Bitonio is a candidate to get cut due to his salary and Conklin may leave the Browns after his contract ends in two years.
The Browns also have not two but three dependable backs (though differing degrees of dependable). The Browns are stacked at running back and unless you’re drafting a starter, or someone to replace a starter, you don’t need to be drafting a running back this late. Good backups are easy to find.
So collectively, none of these three fit a need or fit a scheme.
Hawkins is listed as having a 4.36 40-yard dash, so that’s a nice x-factor to consider but Kaindoh is rumored to have a 5.0+ 40-yard dash. As stated before, if the position is so depleted that you need two ends, you need to be taking them sooner than the sixth round.
And no one drafts punters. What?
Hawkins’ Grade: D
Kaindoh’s Grade: F
Harvin’s Grade: F