NFL Network’s Bucky Brooks and Maurice Jones-Drew talk about the Cleveland Browns 2019 NFL Draft and look at Kaleb McGary and Zach Allen as targets
Not everyone is as sour on the Cleveland Browns as Colin Cowherd. In fact, some people are really high on them and that includes Bucky Brooks and Maurice Jones-Drew of the NFL Network. Each analyst had plenty of praise for the franchise as they discussed potential selections for them in the upcoming 2019 NFL Draft.
In fact, before Brooks dove into the draft talk, he said the Browns were “loaded” and called them “Super Bowl contenders.” He was very impressed by the offense, which could be even better is Jones-Drew gets his way.
MJD went first and said that the Browns should add Washington right tackle Kaleb McGary with their first pick — No. 49 overall. He placed McGary ahead of Chris Hubbard on the depth chart and said he’s the kind of player that a running game can really lean on.
The former NFL running back said the tackle prospect always goes forward in the running game while also calling him a mauler and ‘tone-setter’. Jones-Drew also said he had a little bit of “nasty” in him which was a segway into what Brooks had to say. Also wanting someone who could bring some “nasty” to the team, Brooks selected Boston College defensive end Zach Allen as his Cleveland target.
Brooks called Allen a “blue-collar worker” and the two discussed how a deep defensive end rotation is vital to making any kind of run in the postseason. However, there was one issue here as Brooks said Allen was his choice as a third-round pick and it seems highly unlikely that the BC product will be around that late.
While he isn’t a premier pass rusher, Allen’s a complete player who excels in the run game while bringing some heat in the pass rush department.
Still, a haul like this would be fantastic for the Browns as they could use some help at each position discussed — and these two players could be long-time contributors in the NFL.