Oh, we’re getting into some real nice picks. Chazz Surratt, in the third round? Yikes, someone messed up. Surratt easily covers a need for the Browns. They need linebackers with duel abilities to drop in coverage and blitz when needed, and Surratt clearly can do that. His 12 career sacks in just two seasons of true action is a great sign for scouts. The Browns linebackers are, as a whole, awful. So Surratt fits a need.
Scheme-wise, yes, he fits, though his pass-rushing skills may go to waste in Joe Wood’s defense. That said he’s a high-volume tackler (206 in two years) and would be a reliable guy to pull down tight ends or receivers. ProFootballNetwork calls him a three-down player, which is what the Browns need.
As far as where he was taken in the draft, it’s fair to say this is a steal of a player. Sure, he may not have the ceiling as a Zaven Collins or a Micha Parsons but he has a high floor, so he shouldn’t come into the league and fail to catch on.
With regards to the intangibles, yeah. He’s got them. We talked before about his beastly stats, but he’s also insanely fast, with multiple outlets claiming anywhere from 4.59 to 4.50 40-yard times. With speed like that the Browns will be able to secure the edges.