Dane Brugler 2022 Cleveland Browns mock draft taps Michigan EDGE

Browns David Ojabo (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
Browns David Ojabo (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) /

If you double as a fan of the Cleveland Browns and the Ohio State Buckeyes on weekends, his name is probably haunting your nightmares: David Ojabo.

The Michigan EDGE defender was tapped by Dane Brugler to go the Browns in his first 2020 mock draft, recently published to The Athletic (subscription required).

Mocks have started tricking out, and the general consensus is that the Browns will look at a receiver in the first round. Considering the team’s stat affairs at the position, it’s a pretty easy position to target.

Buckeye receiver Garrett Wilson was recently mocked to the Browns, while  Brugler admitted that teammate Chris Olave or Treylon Burks would also make sense. Another website has Alabama receiver Jameson Williams as the pick (Wilson was off the board, 13th to the Saints, in this mock).

Brugler concludes Ojabo would be “too enticing to pass up.”

"“The Nigerian and Scotland native is remarkably disruptive for a player who is still a football novice. Ideally, the organization would like to bring back Jadeveon Clowney, which would give Ojabo a chance to be a sub-package rusher as a rookie as he realizes his sky-high potential.”"

Clowney is a free agent at season’s end and has been a good addition. He’s proving to be better against the run than as a pass rusher, but overall he’s been productive. There’s too many variables at play to determine if Clowney will return. He’s making $8 million this season. He’ll surely try to get more elsewhere.

With the Browns payroll going up because of internal extensions, they may just opt to go with someone on their rookie contract and pair him with a cheaper option, such as Takk McKinley.

Cleveland Browns: Other Brugler mock notes…

1. Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett went 10th the Panthers. He was the first quarterback off the board. Other mocks have the Browns taking him in the teens. I don’t believe the Browns will be looking at a quarterback so early come May. Mayfield will be healthy and is under contract.

2. That said, the Browns should get serious about finding a quarterback somewhere in the draft. Develop him and get him ready. Make him an asset and trade him if necessary. Andrew Berry has talked about this in the past, but hasn’t really followed through.

3. Brugler sees the Steelers moving past Big Ben by selecting North Carolina’s Sam Howell.

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4. The only other quarterback pegged for the first round was Ole’ Miss field general Matt Corral. As you can see, it’s not a deep class. Roughly translated: Now is not the time to give up on Baker Mayfield.