Round 5 Pick 1: Damotae Kazee, Cornerback, San Diego State
The Browns’ secondary is in need for a complete makeover and Kazee is another corner that can provide depth. Kazee is a smaller corner at 5-foot-10 and projects as a nickel or slot corner.
Despite limited size, Kazee is a playmaker, causing 15 turnovers in his collegiate career. Kazee recorded eight interceptions this past season including one in San Diego State’s bowl victory over Cincinnati. Kazee plays with confidence and has shown the ability to play in man coverage. He can provide depth in sub packages to cover faster and smaller receivers in today’s pass-happy NFL.
Round 5 Pick 30: Jeremy Sprinkle, Tight End, Arkansas
Gary Barnidge is on the wrong side of 30 and has not performed to the same level of his Pro Bowl campaign in 2015. Sprinkle gives the Browns a young athletic weapon that can be incorporated in the offense.
Sprinkle is 6-foot-5 and is a huge red-zone threat with his frame and athletic ability. Sprinkle is a matchup nightmare and contains abilities to be a playmaker at the next level if developed properly. Sprinkle could give the offense a big target and vertical threat. On the season in 2016, he has 33 receptions for 380 yards and 4 touchdowns.
Round 5 Pick 36: Riley Bullough, ILB, Michigan State
Bullough produced nicely in the Spartans’ defense totaling 76 tackles with 6.5 tackles for loss. Bullough can provide depth and special teams services in his rookie year behind Christian Kirksey, Demario Davis and Jamie Collins.
Round 6 Pick 1: Xavier Woods, SS, Louisiana Tech
Woods has flown under the radar playing in Conference USA, but the safety has had solid production in his career at Louisiana Tech. The senior defensive back has 14 career interceptions (5 in 2016). Woods is a physical, playmaking safety and might be a value pick late in the draft.