3 players the Cleveland Browns need to consider in the first round
Grant Delpit, LSU Safety
Grant Delpit is s player worth consideration at No. 10 overall. He plays the safety position with a mean streak and enjoys the big hits. When I think of player comparison for Delpit, I think of a better version of Jabril Peppers. Just hopefully this time our defensive coordinator doesn’t play him five miles behind the line of scrimmage.
Delpit had a great season for the National Champion LSU Tigers in which he had 65 tackles, two sacks, two interceptions and a forced fumble. He also was a 2018 consensus All-American, as well as the 2019 winner of the Jim Thorpe Award.
Delpit’s stock has fallen off a bit due to questions about his coverage abilities, but he sure looks as if he would be fine against tight ends and running backs out of the backfield. There are not many safeties who can cover wide receivers these days so that shouldn’t present a problem for the Browns selecting him.
The bottom line with Delpit is that he is a true playmaker. Every time LSU played in a big game this season Delpit was an instrumental part of helping the team win. He was arguably the best defensive player in the SEC this past season, and whether it is blitzing the quarterback, covering a tight end or coming up and making a play in the run game, Delpit is a guy who would be welcomed on this Browns roster.