Round 6: Cole Madison, OT, Washington State
In the final couple rounds of the NFL Draft, teams are really just looking for players they can mold that have a shot at winning a roster spot. Here they take Cole Madison, the right tackle from Washington State.
Part of what makes scouting a player like Madison tough is the system he plays in. The Washington State spread offense puts up points at an alarming rate, but it’s nothing like an NFL style offense. Still, Madison held up well in pass protection and has a great frame at 6-5 and 314-pounds. Cleveland takes a late-round flier here.
Round 7: Kyle Hicks, RB, TCU
With their final pick in this 2018 NFL Mock Draft, the Cleveland Browns decide to bring in another running back. While they’ll be more than happy with Sony Michel — their second pick in this mock — and Duke Johnson as their one-two combination, they could stand to add another player to fight for the third spot.
That’s where Kyle Hicks out of TCU comes in. The 5-10, 210-pound back had a 1,042-yard season in 2016, but saw his numbers dip in 2017 as he went for 637 yards. He did have more than 60 less carries, which explains the drop in production. Still, he finds himself a home late in the draft as Cleveland lets him fight for a role with the team.