Cleveland Browns: 7-round mock draft addresses major holes
Cleveland made a good move during the offseason as they were able to swing a trade that gave them a third-round pick for backup running back Duke Johnson. The Houston Texans deal was originally for a fourth-round pick but improved once Johnson played 10 games for Houston.
With the pick they acquired for Johnson, the Browns decide to add another playmaker on offense in Collin Johnson from Texas. Johnson considered turning pro after his junior season and that might have been a good idea for him as injuries have limited him to just six games in his senior campaign.
He’s still shown he can be productive for the Longhorns in that limited time, bringing in 35 passes for 497 yards and two touchdowns. Still, his best season was 2018 when he had 985 yards and seven touchdowns off 68 receptions. Overall, he’s averaged just under 14 yards per catch, proving to be a valuable possession receiver.
What really makes him attractive to Cleveland is his size. Listed at 6-foot-6 and 220-pounds, Johnson would be the biggest wideout on the roster and is able to win the majority of his 50/50 jump balls. He doesn’t do much after the catch but he won’t be relied on for the splash plays in Cleveland anyway,
Right now, the Browns best receivers are Odell Beckham, Jr. and Jarvis Landry. While both are talented, neither is over 6-foot-tall, Adding someone with the ability to win their size could be a great benefit to this roster.