Cleveland Browns: 2019 NFL Mock Draft post Freddie Kitchens hire
Round 5 (via Jacksonville): Kendall Joseph, LB, Clemson
The world-champion Clemson Tigers send another player to the Browns as they pick up Kendall Joseph with the first of three selections in the fifth-round. This one comes courtesy of the Jaguars, who surrendered their pick for running back Carlos Hyde.
Joseph comes over after three seasons of starting but never matched his numbers from his sophomore season. He’s slightly undersized and may need to make an impact on special teams, but could have a bright future considering his high football IQ.
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Round 5, Pick 2:
Joejuan Williams, CB, Vanderbilt
With their own fifth-round pick, the Browns take a cornerback in Joejuan Williams. He’s got insane size for the position at 6-foot-3 and 208-pounds. He can match up with some of the bigger targets in the NFL and even broke out with four interceptions this season for the Commodores. Cleveland could use more help at corner but they may also look in free agency. Even without adding a veteran, Williams could join an underrated staff that consists of Denzel Ward, T.J. Carrie, and Terrance Mitchell.
Round 5, Pick 3 (via New England): Jabari Zuniga, EDGE, Florida
Jachai Polite will surely go in Round 1, but Jabari Zuniga will also go pro after playing for the Florida Gators. Listed at 6-foot-4 and 257-pounds, Zuniga looks the part of an NFL defensive end. He had a career year with 6.5 sacks and could provide a pass rushing option on third-downs.