Cleveland Browns: 2016 mock draft version 3.0
Round 5 (Pick No. 141): Ronald Blair, Defensive End, Appalachian State
As a senior in 2015, Ronald Blair was the Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Year. He recorded a team best 7.5 sacks and 19 tackles for loss. Blair had steady improvement throughout his collegiate career after being a zero star recruit out of high school. Blair plays like a violent UFC fighter doing anything to beat the opposing lineman off the ball. Blair lacks some of the psychical traits that higher draft picks have, but plays hard and violent, finding ways to win matchups off the edge. The Browns lack depth at defensive end and Blair could provide adequate depth and production.
Round 5 (Pick No. 172): De’vondre Campbell, Outside Linebacker, Minnesota
De’vondre Campbell was named Honorable Mention All-Big Ten in 2015 in which he recorded 92 tackles and four sacks. Campbell looks the part of playing in the NFL with his tall and athletic build but struggled to play with consistency. Campbell will need development and NFL coaching to get a better feel for the position but his raw measurables make him an intriguing option for the Browns in the later rounds.
Round 5 (Pick No. 173): Brandon Shell, Offensive Tackle, South Carolina
Brandon Shell has NFL bloodlines, as his uncle is Art Shell, a Pro Football Hall of Fame member and former NFL head coach. Shell has a massive frame, which he can use to his advantage at tackle. However, with his size he struggles with quickness and balance. Shell will need coaching but the Browns need to add depth at tackle after the loss of starting right tackle Mitchell Schwartz.
Next: Rounds 6 & 7