Cleveland Browns: 7-Round Mock Draft following Week 17
Round 3: Riley Ridley, WR, Georgia
While the wide receiver position could use some help for the Browns, they wait until the third round to address it. That’s because they did fine with the players they already have and they felt like they could address more pressing needs in Round 1 and 2. Now, they do address the position and they do well for themselves by selecting Riley Ridley out of Georgia.
The younger brother of 2018 first-round pick Calvin Ridley, Riley started to come into his own for the Bulldogs this season. He recorded 38 receptions for 498 yards and nine touchdowns. He has the size, speed, and route running ability to develop into a No. 1 target and is only getting better. Cleveland could end up with a pretty big star here.
Round 3, Pick 2 (via New England): Gerald Willis, DT, Miami
Again the Browns add to a position of need by grabbing themselves a solid defensive tackle in Gerald Willis, III out of Miami. As was mentioned earlier, this draft class has a lot of talent on the defensive line, which leads to some decent players still being around much later than they should be.
Willis is a perfect example of that as he would likely be taken earlier than this in many other drafts. The younger brother of New York Giant’s safety Landon Collins, Willis started his career at Florida before transferring to Miami. He broke out as a redshirt senior recording 59 tackles with 18 going for a loss. He added four sacks and swatted down two passes.
He doesn’t come in as someone who can start right away, but he has the potential to get involved in the lineup early, with the potential to one day stand next to Larry Ogunjobi on the starting line.