Randy: Brett Rypien, QB, Boise State
The nephew of a former NFL quarterback, Brett Rypien looks to follow in the family footsteps and make it to the next level. He’s a player who needs to develop, but the Browns won’t need him any time soon. Instead, he can sit behind Baker Mayfield and work toward becoming his primary backup once Drew Stanton kicks the bucket on his NFL career.
Cory: Malik Gant, S, Marshall
Adding depth to the safety position and adding some athletic talent to special teams, the Browns take Malik Gant from Marshall here in the sixth round. While he has not tested yet at the combine today, the 6’2 and 200 pounds safety had a productive Junior year where he netted two interceptions, nine tackles behind the line of scrimmage, and one sack. With his size, he looks to be a developmental hard-hitting safety at the next level and could be an All-Pro special teamer in the NFL.
Shane: Deshaun Davis, LB, Auburn
Deshaun Davis is definitely one of the better run stopping linebackers in this draft. He doesn’t get his tackles broken and can add additional help to the linebackers. Look for him to fill a similar role Genard Avery played last season, which was to provide depth and flash on passing downs.