Cleveland Browns Mock Draft Roundup 1.0
Throughout the year and leading up to the 2022 NFL Draft, we will update our Cleveland Browns Mock Draft Roundup showing picks for the Cleveland Browns from several prominent sites and draft analysts.
For a more inclusive lists of mock drafts for the Cleveland Browns, check out our Cleveland Browns Mock Draft Database.
The following are picks in recent mock drafts for the Browns:
EDSFootball - Hanson (5/10)
27. Treylon Burks, WR, Arkansas
Based on contract values from Spotrac
, Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham Jr. have the second and third biggest cap hit on the team after Baker Mayfield for the 2022 NFL season. Burks (6-3, 225) is a big-bodied wide receiver and led Arkansas in receiving with 51 catches for 820 yards and seven touchdowns as a sophomore last season.
Touchdown Wire - Schofield (5/7)
26. Garrett Wilson, WR, Ohio State
Don't look now but the Cleveland Browns are legitimate Super Bowl contenders. After making a run into the playoffs last year, the additions Cleveland has made this off-season have put them firmly in the mix for the playoffs next season.
Looking ahead to the next draft cycle, wide receiver could be a quiet need for the team a year from now. They did add Auburn wideout Anthony Schwartz in the third round of the 2021 draft, but if Garrett Wilson is available next year, he could be a solid addition. Wilson caught 43 passes for 723 yards and six touchdowns in just eight games last year, and a big junior season could see him as one of the top receiver options in the next draft cycle.
PFF - Renner (5/7)
26. Chris Olave, WR, Ohio State
Olave is one heck of a route-runner and is consistently productive down the field. It was quite the surprise to see him return for his senior season with the Buckeyes, as he would have been a second-rounder this year at worst.
ESPN - McShay (5/6)
27. Drake Jackson, EDGE, USC
The Browns still need a pass-rushing boost opposite Myles Garrett, especially since Jadeveon Clowney is on a one-year deal. Jackson already has eight career sacks and 17 tackles for loss, and he is versatile off the edge.
San Diego Union Tribune - Brown (5/4)
21. Xavier Thomas, EDGE, Clemson
This projection is based on Thomas' special talent, but he has to stay healthy and develop consistency.
The Athletic - Brugler (5/4)
26. Myjai Sanders, EDGE, Cincinnati
With his initial first step, Sanders is quick to introduce himself on tape. He was a potential top-50 pick if he declared for this year's draft, but he returned to Cincinnati to continue to get stronger and become a better finisher in hope of becoming a first-round pick.
CBS Sports - Wilson (5/3)
24. Aidan Hutchinson, EDGE, Michigan
We were glad Hutchinson returned to school because we thought he needs to continue to improve his game before declaring for the draft. He has the size and bulk for the part; now he just needs to play with more consistency.
NBC Edge - Klassen (5/2)
26. Ventrell Miller, LB, Florida
I'm not sold that Cleveland figured out their LB position this offseason. Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah will probably struggle in the box, while their other potential starting linebackers (Mack Wilson, Jacob Phillips, Sione Takitaki, Anthony Walker) all leave something to be desired in terms of firepower. Miller is a fast, physical linebacker who has shown he can be a menace in the box and take on blocks, even if his tackling technique can be ... unconventional, at times.
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