Pro Football Focus released its initial draft grades for every NFL team and the Cleveland Browns came in with a grade of average for the work they did
It takes more than one weekend to accurately grade a team’s draft, but that doesn’t stop us all from trying. Instant grades and reactions are commonplace and that happened all weekend long as the Cleveland Browns and the rest of the NFL made their decisions in the 2019 NFL Draft.
With all three days in the books, and a bevy of undrafted free agents picked up as well, even more draft grades are pouring in — including Pro Football Focus (subscription required) who released their initial grades for all 32 franchises.
As for the Browns, they gave them a simple grade of ‘average’. Not too bad, but not too good. They did like the first move to get Greedy Williams, but after that, they were less than complimentary.
"“Williams was highway robbery at pick No. 46 in this year’s draft. Johns Dorsey was smart to sprint his card in for Williams even with tackling concerns in his game.” — PFF Analysis Team"
PFF said there was a lot to like about linebacker Sione Takitaki, but that he was a reach at No. 80 when they had him as the 109th ranked prospect. They also weren’t too keen on Mack Wilson, the Alabama linebacker, but said he was worth the price the Browns ultimately paid for him.
The analytical site doesn’t look at the picks beyond that, which is upsetting. Oklahoma kicker Austin Seibert and guard Drew Forbes fill some needs and Donnie Lewis out of Tulane was an interesting choice in the seventh that could have some upside.
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