Cleveland Browns Week 12 mock draft all about protecting Baker Mayfield

TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA - NOVEMBER 09: Najee Harris #22 of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates with Alex Leatherwood #70 after catching a 15-yard touchdown pass against the LSU Tigers during the third quarter in the game at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 09, 2019 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA - NOVEMBER 09: Najee Harris #22 of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates with Alex Leatherwood #70 after catching a 15-yard touchdown pass against the LSU Tigers during the third quarter in the game at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 09, 2019 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /
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TUSCALOOSA, AL – SEPTEMBER 29: Henry Ruggs III #11 of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts with Alex Leatherwood #70 after scoring a touchdown against the Louisiana Ragin Cajuns at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
TUSCALOOSA, AL – SEPTEMBER 29: Henry Ruggs III #11 of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts with Alex Leatherwood #70 after scoring a touchdown against the Louisiana Ragin Cajuns at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /

Round 1: Alex Leatherwood, OT, Alabama

Greg Robinson seemed to re-start his career in 2018 after taking over for undrafted rookie Desmond Harrison. Robinson came in and solidified the line, helping them give up just five sacks in the final eight games of the season.

He did enough to earn a one-year deal with the Browns in the offseason but they still weren’t sold enough to give him a long-term deal. After watching him this season, don’t expect that to change.

Robinson hasn’t been anywhere near as effective as he was the prior year and was even benched for Justin McCray at one point, who is naturally a guard. Robinson ended up back in the lineup but he’s still struggling.

For that reason, the Browns go after a big offensive tackle here and land Alex Leatherwood out of Alabama. He’s been climbing boards as of late due to his play since kicking out to left tackle.

Leatherwood took over for Jonah Williams, who went in the first round last year and has been up to the task. Browns fans would probably prefer a bigger name such as Andrew Thomas but their recent wins put them back too far to secure him without making a move up. They shouldn’t need to do that though, as Leatherwood is more than capable of playing the position.

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