Round 6, Pick 189: Cole Tracy, K, LSU
Greg Joseph came in after the Browns cut Zane Gonzalez and he ended up holding down the fort for them as the placekicker. His field goal percentage was a respectable 85 percent but he did have some hiccups with extra points.
Still, Joseph deserves a chance to keep the job but there’s nothing wrong with adding some competition at some point in the 2019 NFL Draft. That happens here with their sixth-round pick as the Browns land Cole Tracy out of LSU. He was perfect on extra points in 2018 while going 29-of-33 on field goals as well.
Whether he wins the job, or Joseph keeps it, the competition will bring out the best in each kicker and help the Browns in the long run.
Round 7, Pick 221: Carl Granderson, EDGE, Wyoming
With their final pick in this mock, the Browns decide to add some depth at the defensive end spot with Wyoming’s Carl Granderson. The 6-foot-5 Granderson has long limbs that scouts love but could stand to add some bulk. He also had some inconsistencies in his play which showed in the stat box.
In the end, he’s a great value this late and only falls because he may not be ready to contribute right away. One thing John Dorsey showed last season though is that he’s fine drafting a player if they need time to refine their skills — see Austin Corbett and Chad Thomas. Granderson can do that while not costing much at all in draft stock.