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 one area of the Browns defense that is severely lacking is the secondary. Between the loss of cornerback Joe Haden, compounded with the misuse of safety Jabrill Peppers, this season has not been kind to the back four of the Browns defense. They need some help.

Enter Kyzir White, a safety prospect who looks like he could morph into something special at the next level.

With his tremendous prototypical size (6-foot-2 1/8 and 216 pounds), White is a menacing weapon for the back end of any defense. In 2017, his impact for the West Virginia Mountaineers was phenomenal, to the tune of 94 tackles, two forced fumbles and three interceptions.

Although White is not a complete prospect, he could be a great option in Cleveland, should they choose not to draft Alabama defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick in the first round.

White’s well-rounded skillset should make him appealing for any NFL team looking for a safety in April. In a deep safety class, White’s recognition as a middle-round pick is commendable, especially for a junior college transfer.

With his size, White’s range from sideline to sideline is frankly incredible. What he slightly lacks in speed, he makes up for in his size and defensive ranging. The most exciting facet of White’s game, however, is his tackling ability.

White, to put it simply, hits like a train made of concrete. With his size, he comes at ball carriers with a head of steam. Much like former West Virginia safety Karl Joseph, White creates chaos as a tackler.

Finally, White’s unique ability to switch into a linebacker spot makes him more versatile than other safeties in the class. He may not be the fastest safety in the draft this year, but he certainly could be the most interesting.