Cleveland Browns: 7-Round Mock Draft in early April
Round 5, Pick 144: Terry Beckner, Jr., DT, Missouri
One of the smarter moves this offseason by John Dorsey was to land Sheldon Richardson in free agency. While that pick up doesn’t have the same ‘wow’ factor that came with adding Odell Beckham, Jr., it could be argued it was even more important.
It’s not unreasonable to say that the Browns run defense was their biggest weakness in 2018. While their defensive ends were fine, there were issues inside at defensive tackle. Larry Ogunjobi showed great progress in his second season but they never found a good running mate for him. Now with Richardson, what was once a weakness has become a strength.
Having said all that, Cleveland could still use some depth inside. This is why they pick up a defensive tackle in Terry Beckner, Jr. with their first of three fifth-round picks. Beckner comes in at 6-foot-4 and 296-pounds and flashed some potential during his career at Missouri. The problem with him has always been consistency, which is why Beckner is available this late.
The good thing for Cleveland is he won’t be expected to be a huge contributor right away. Instead, Beckner can serve as a depth piece behind two quality starters.