The Cleveland Browns filled several needs in 2019 through the draft and free agency. Who could they add in the 2020 Draft to improve even further?
The Cleveland Browns have yet to see exactly how the players they selected in the 2019 NFL Draft are going to pan out. We all expect cornerback Greedy Williams to take off and they added two solid linebackers as well in Sione Takitaki and Mack Wilson.
All this is great, but we are going to look at building the Browns for the long run. Their roster is stronger than ever, but who might they target in the 2020 NFL Draft as they continue to build a powerhouse?
Here are three names to remember as we attempt to answer that very question — starting with a lineman from a familiar school.
Tyler Biadasz, Center, Wisconsin
Year after year, the University of Wisconsin is notorious for churning out quality offensive line prospects; Browns fans know this (see: Joe Thomas). While Biadasz may not be a Joe Thomas type player, he is largely viewed as a first-round talent that should be available to the Browns in round one.
A redshirt Junior, Biadasz is an absolute beast in the middle of the line. He is explosive into his blocks and mauls the nose tackle lined up across from him. He is extremely effective in run blocking, opening up holes for another 2020 draft prospect in running back Jonathan Taylor. Biadasz is best when he has his opponent in close quarters where he can control the battle with superior balance and power.
He boasts the footwork to catch up with quicker defensive linemen when they beat him off the snap and maintains his technique through his blocks. Biadasz is a tough center who won’t stop fighting until the whistle. He has shorter arms that may cause trouble if he doesn’t catch the defensive lineman first.
When this happens, he can typically recover quickly by relying on his feet and overall technique to outwork his opponent. With the potential loss of starting center J.C. Tretter looming, the Browns could end up calling Biadasz’s name come April.