Dane Brugler 2022 Cleveland Browns NFL mock draft 3.0 hits bullseye

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Cleveland Browns pick No. 44, Logan Hall, DL, Houston

No one really knows what the defensive line of the Cleveland Browns will look like on Opening Day.

They need an edge and really have two open jobs at defensive tackle–Malik Jackson is on the roster, but I don’t think he has a hold on the position.

Hall, at 6-6, 278 pounds, is being hyped as a player who can play on the edge, or the inside, in the NFL. He played mostly on the interior in college, where he collected 6.5 sacks and 13.5 tackles for a loss in his senior season.

The Browns have long dreamt of creating pressure with its front four and got halfway there last season, with Jadeveon Clowney tallying 9.5 sacks, playing a nice complement to Myles Garrett.

If Clowney re-signs, it’s easier to make Hall the pick. I wouldn’t want to switch him to the edge on day one. Too often, it never works out and if he were an elite talent, he’d be going in Round 1.

Additionally, I’m never crazy about early interior picks on the defensive line. Heck, I’d rather have another WR here, which leads me to the next point: Are the Browns giving up on Jordan Elliott and Tommy Togiai? Both have played limited snaps in their short careers. Is there any possibility they assume a starting role?

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Based off this pick, one would assume the answer is no.