Round 7, Pick 217: Evan Weaver, LB, California
The Browns took two linebackers in the 2019 draft in Sione Takitaki in the third round and Mack Wilson in the fifth round. However with two linebackers potentially on the way of Cleveland in Joe Schobert (who the Browns should give a truckload of money to) and Christian Kirksey.
While Wilson has looked far worth the cost of a fifth round pick, starting for the injured Kirksey and likely to take over the strong side backer role in the future, Takitaki has struggled to see the field. So far, the BYU backer taken ahead of Wilson has managed just to see time on special teams for the brown and orange.
In the seventh round, the Browns take a flier on a highly productive linebacker with limited athletic ability in Evan Weaver. After switching from defensive end to linebacker as a sophomore at Cal, Weaver has turned into a tackling machine for the Golden Bears.
Last year Weaver tallied a whopping 88 solo tackles and 155 total tackles on the season; he also recorded eight and a half tackles for loss and four and a half sacks. If all else fails, adding a good special teamer with a seventh round pick is worth the risk for the Browns, even if his athletic ceiling is low.