Round 5 (via Jacksonville): Shareef Miller, DE, Penn State
The front office still thinks there’s something to work with in regards to 2018 third-round pick Chad Thomas at defensive end. However, he recorded no stats at all as a rookie and spent the majority of the season as a healthy scratch. Cleveland would be smart to add some depth and that’s what they do here with Shareef Miller from Penn State.
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The 6-foot-5, 259-pound Miller saw his tackle and sack total increase each season he was with the Nittany Lions. As a redshirt junior, he finished with 41 tackles and 7.5 sacks. He could work his way into a rotational piece for the Browns and has some upside to develop into more.
Round 5, Pick 2: Sam Mustipher, C, Notre Dame
The Browns seem like they want Austin Corbett to learn center, but it would also be smart to add someone who has more experience playing the position to back up J.C. Tretter. That’s where Sam Mustipher from Notre Dame comes in. One of the top centers in the nation, Mustipher could even develop into a potential starter down the road.
Round 5, Pick 3 (via New England): Darrell Henderson, RB, Memphis
Behind Nick Chubb, the Browns have Duke Johnson and Dontrell Hilliard. They would be smart to add someone else who could carry the load as a bell cow if Chubb suffers an injury. Enter Darrell Henderson from Memphis. The junior blew up last season with 22 touchdowns and 1,909 yards. He slides to here due to the talent he faced, which is a great thing for Cleveland as they get a steal.