Cleveland Browns: 7-Round Dawg Pound Daily collaborative mock draft — Vol. 1

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 30: Running back Saquon Barkley (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 30: Running back Saquon Barkley (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /
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Writer: Christopher Markoch

Round 1: Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State

Ezekiel Elliott, Leonard Fournette and Todd Gurley have changed the thinking that you don’t take a running back this high. Can the Browns afford to take him? The better question may be can they afford not to take him?

Round 1: Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma

Yes, there’s a chance a team will move up to grab Mayfield. I suspect he’ll still be available with the 4th pick.

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Round 2: Mike Hughes, CB, UCF

This is a position of need for the Browns and Hughes can play the tight man coverage that Gregg Williams wants to play. There could be a run on corners in the first round so get him here while you can.

Round 2: Isaiah Wynn, G, Georgia

He’s considered one of the safest picks in the draft. He projects as a guard, but can play both guard and tackle. A labrum injury may move him to the second round.

Round 2: James Washington, WR, Oklahoma State

The Biletnikoff Award winner will improve the depth at this position and could be valuable insurance in case Josh Gordon or Corey Coleman fails to meet expectations. There are questions about his size, but he adds needed depth.

Round 3: Malik Jefferson, LB, Texas

Jefferson is a fit at a position where the Browns need to become more athletic. He’s been projected as high as the first round, but his “draft value” seems to make this a very likely landing spot.

Round 4: Brian O’Neill. T, Pittsburgh

By the draft we’ll have a better idea if Joe Thomas intends to return. Either way, in a draft that’s deep at offensive tackles, this would be a smart pickup.

Round 4: Armani Watts, FS, Texas A&M

He’s described as having a nose for the ball. He would be a great value pick here.

Round 5: Darius Phillips, CB, Western Michigan

Notice a theme here. The Browns continue to load up on corners in an effort to strengthen this position group. Phillips can also return kicks.

Round 5: Troy Fumagalli, TE, Wisconsin

He’s a tight end from Wisconsin. What’s not to like? Would push DeValve for a backup spot and be a complement to the athletic Njoku.

Round 6: Bradley Bozeman, C, Alabama

A good option that may still be available in the late rounds adds depth to this position group.

Round 7: Dominick Sanders, S, Georgia

Yet another defensive back with good instincts and cover skills.