The Cleveland Browns have selected Cameron Mitchell with the 142nd overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft.
The Cleveland Browns have used their 142nd pick on Cameron Mitchell, a cornerback out of Northwestern. Mitchell played a lot of reps over the last two seasons at Northwestern but wasn’t the star player his teammate, Greg Newsome was when they shared the field together. Mitchell stands in at 5’11 and weighs 191 lbs while running a 4.47 40-yard dash.
He’s an average-looking corner on metrics alone, but that may not be a huge issue long term. That said, his play hasn’t been remarkable. According to PFF, Mitchell declined significantly with the more reps he got. Starting with a score of 78.7 in 2020, where he hardly played, to a respectable score of 75.5 in 2021, and finally, bottoming out at a decent score of 69.3 in 2022.
Considering many draft sites list his negatives as lacking the top-end speed needed to not get beaten over the top, and poor discipline on the field (one of the most penalized corners in the country), questions over his pick are valid.
Previous picks so far
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Is Cameron Mitchell going to serve as Greg Newsome’s replacement for the Cleveland Browns?
The Cleveland Browns selected Newsome out of Northwestern in 2021 and with the arrival of Martin Emerson in 2022, fans thought the duo, along with Denzel Ward, would have been enough for the Browns going forward, but with rumors of Emerson forcing Newsome into the third-corner spot (the slot) and intense rumors that Newsome wants a trade, it may seem as though Mitchell will replace Newsome with the Browns, just as he did with the Wildcats.