Cleveland Browns: New staff gets to work in 7-round mock draft
While the Browns holes on the offensive line are very noticeable, the main guys they would target are already off the board. In order to avoid reaching or over-drafting a player, they decide instead to look to the other side of the football once more and get a powerful interior defensive lineman to help in the defensive line rotation.
Marvin Wilson was a five-star recruit out of high school, but it took him a bit to see the field and begin making an impact for Florida State. Once he made it onto the field, however, his impact was felt by opposing offenses time and time again. His numbers went up each season, including totaling five sacks and eight and a half tackles for loss in only nine games this season, all higher numbers than he saw in a full season of action in 2018.
One of the things scouts love about Marvin Wilson is his mobility and hustle, and that he never gives up on a play. Joe Marino of the Draft Network gives his analysis:
"” I really like his mobility at his size. While he doesn’t have great get off, there is an easy way about the way he moves once he gets going…Plays with a consistent motor and he frequently chases plays down from distance.” — Marino"
While the second round may be a bit early to take a player who fills more of a reserve or a rotational player role, the upside for Marvin Wilson is there and makes him an intriguing prospect worth taking. With Larry Ogunjobi and Sheldon Richardson both playing well, Wilson won’t have to worry about being thrown to the wolves too soon, but will still get a chance to use his talents to help the Browns early on in his career.