Cleveland Browns: Top 5 mid-round picks to target in 2018 NFL Draft

OXFORD, MS - OCTOBER 01: Anthony Miller
OXFORD, MS - OCTOBER 01: Anthony Miller /
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The Cleveland Browns need as much new talent as they can get, and they need it fast. Here are five players to target in the middle rounds of the 2018 NFL Draft.

Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey is no stranger to turning around an NFL franchise after working with the Kansas City Chiefs.

In 2012, the Chiefs finished 2-14 and held the first pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. To make that coveted selection, they hired Dorsey to replace recently fired general manager Scott Pioli. Dorsey and head coach Andy Reid found themselves in a tough spot with the Chiefs, but were determined to make it work.

On the night of April 25, 2013, offensive tackle Eric Fisher heard his name called with the first overall selection by the Chiefs. Not exactly a “sexy” pick for the first pick of the Dorsey era, but Fisher has made 74 starts for the Chiefs over the past five seasons.

What is important though was not the first pick of that draft, but rather the 63rd. Dorsey and the Chiefs selected tight end Travis Kelce from the University of Cincinnati.

Since joining Kansas City’s roster, Kelce has become a top-flight tight end in the NFL. But even a blind squirrel finds a nut every once in a while. However, Dorsey has something of a knack for finding mid-round talents. Maybe not on the level of Bill Belichick with the New England Patriots, but a knack nonetheless.

With the help of Kelce and other mid-rounders, the Chiefs transformed into a perennial playoff contender under Dorsey. If the Browns want to have this kind of success in 2018 and beyond, Dorsey and his staff should be keeping their eyes on these five players especially.