Cleveland Browns: 2016 mock draft version 2.0
By Mark Riley
Round 3 (Pick No. 65): Tyler Boyd, Wide Receiver, Pitt
Tyler Boyd finished his collegiate career as Pitt’s all-time leader in both career receptions (254) and career receiving yards (3,361), and was second in career all-purpose yards (5,243), trailing only the legendary Tony Dorsett (7,117). As a senior the 6-foot-2, 200-pound Boyd was named a first-team All-ACC wide receiver by the coaches and media for the second consecutive year.
Depending on whether Josh Gordon is reinstated to the NFL and whether head coach Hue Jackson wants him, Boyd could be an excellent No. 1 or No. 2 wide receiver option for the Browns.
Round 4 (Pick No. 96): Tyvis Powell, Safety, Ohio State
Tyvis Powell played in 29 games for the Buckeyes the past two seasons, making 20 starts – including the final 16 games of his collegiate career. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound Powell played 2,103 snaps his first two seasons and recorded 124 tackles, five interceptions and six pass break-ups. In 2014, Powell was named Defensive Most Valuable Player of the national championship game against No. 2 Oregon.
Current safety Donte Whitner is getting long in the tooth, and Powell would benefit from learning from and then replacing the fellow Buckeye. Powell is a punishing tackler and terrific defender.
Next: Rounds 5 to 7