2022 Cleveland Browns 7-round mock draft misses chance to add starter

Cleveland Browns (Photo by Benjamin Solomon/Getty Images)
Cleveland Browns (Photo by Benjamin Solomon/Getty Images) /
6 of 6
Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns E.J. Perry (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images) /

Cleveland Browns: Rounds 6-7

Round 6, pick 202: QB, E.J. Perry, Brown, Grade D

Well, he’d fit in the with the Ivy League educated front office. Not going to pretend I watched a lot of Brown games this season, but Perry is 6-foot-2, 211 pounds. His NFL Draft profile states he has a good deal-threat quarterback against Ivy League competition.

It continued to say he has average size and below-average mechanics.

Edwards argues the Browns should take a quarterback here because they need to develop a low-cost backup to backup Deshaun Watson beyond 2022.

It really makes you wonder why the Browns didn’t cough up the $1 million to re-sign Nick Mullens. The Dawg Pound saw the young veteran lead the team on a touchdown drive on what was then, the most important drive of the season in that heartbreaking December loss to the Raiders.

Round 7, pick 223: LB, Damone Clarke, LSU–Grade B

His NFL Draft.com profile noted that he’s a fit as an inside linebacker, while noting that he had spinal fusion surgery in March to repair a herniated disk.

He’s supposed to make a full recovery in 2023 and some mocks had him as a second-round selection.

In the seventh-round pound, I’d take a flier on him.

Round 7, pick  246: DT, Chris Hinton, Michigan, Grade A–Edwards points out that Hinton doesn’t turn 21 until September. He noted how the Browns like these types of players, and he’s right. The Browns drafted Njoku when he was 20.

Anyway, this is where I like to take my defensive tackles when they aren’t obvious game changers.

Next. Mayfield saga may last through 2022 draft. dark

Hinton has rotational potential and a lot of what he does will depend on scheme, but finding and a developing a player here means you don’t have to burn a second round pick on an interior defensive lineman with a second-round pick.