Tuesday, Feb 05, 2019 04:38 PM
Mock Draft Roundup: It's officially draft season for Browns, rest of NFL
Senior Staff Writer
Now, it's serious.
The last football was played Sunday, so we've officially entered draft season. Nothing's changed for the Browns, who hold the No. 17 pick, but the latest projections offer a handful of new names we hadn't seen in previous installments.
Here's how it breaks down 79 days before the Browns are on the clock.
Chad Reuter - NFL.com: DT Christian Wilkins - Clemson Of note: In his three-round mock, Reuter expects the Browns to address pass rusher, offensive line and cornerback with their next three picks.
Dane Brugler - The Athletic: Wilkins Of note: Brugler predicts the Browns will take Georgia WR Riley Ridley in the second round.
Ryan Wilson - CBSSports.com: CB Byron Murphy - Washington Of note: It'd mark the second straight year and third time since 2014 the Browns use a first-round pick on a cornerback.
Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz - USA Today: WR D.K. Metcalf - Ole Miss Of note: The Browns don't have a wide receiver as big as Metcalf (6-4, 230) on the current roster.
Matt Miller - Bleacher Report: OT Yodny Cajuste - West Virginia Of note: Miller pegs Cajuste as the third offensive tackle taken in the first round behind Alabama's Jonah Williams and Washington State's Andre Dillard.
Charlie Campbell - WalterFootball.com: OT Greg Little - Ole Miss Of note: Little was a two-year starter who also saw the field extensively as a freshman
Rob Rang - NFLDraftScout.com: Metcalf Of note: Rang calls Metcalf a "big-bodied home run threat and potential legitimate No. 1 target."
Luke Easterling - USA Today DraftWire: DL Rashan Gary - Michigan
Of note: Easterling considers Gary to be a perfect three-technique even though he mostly played on the edge in college.