4. DeAndre Baker, CB, Georgia
In 2018, the Browns surprised many when they took Denzel Ward at No. 4 overall out of Ohio State. The move ended up proving to be a good one as Ward made the Pro Bowl and held his own against some of the biggest names in the NFL. There were some reasons to worry though as Ward did struggle with concussions, but as long as he remains healthy he’s going to be a stud for them.
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Opposite Ward, they had problems finding their guy. Terrance Mitchell played the best out of the bunch but was lost for much of the season with an arm injury. There was also E.J. Gaines, but injuries slowed him and he’s not expected to return. That leaves T.J. Carrie and Mitchell fighting for the No. 2 spot unless general manager John Dorsey decides to pull the trigger on another rookie.
While Greedy Williams seems to be the guy most fans would want, it’s hard to envision him being around at No. 17. However, DeAndre Baker from Georgia should be there and would be a nice No. 2 corner for the Browns.
Baker had a better combine than most of his Georgia teammates but still has some questions about his recovery speed. What he doesn’t have questions about is his ability to play man coverage. Baker improved every year for the Bulldogs and would be a welcome addition to this Dawg Pound.