With much attention being paid to the Cleveland Browns first round pick at No. 10, with good reason, here are three players to keep an eye on in round two.
The Cleveland Browns are in midst of another overhaul offseason. A brand new front office and coaching staff will be in the war room for the 2020 version of the NFL Draft. The Browns pick at No. 10 overall and need to hit on that pick for the credibility of this new regime.
With all the attention on that No. 10 overall pick, the Browns also need to be able to hit on other draft selections as well. Cleveland selects at No. 41 overall and that pick has to contribute to the team's success next season. Here are three players to look out for in that spot.
No. 1: Tyler Biadasz OL, Wisconsin
Tyler Biadasz would be an excellent choice for the Browns at No. 41. With a strong need at the right guard spot, Biadasz can step right in and start from day one. The 2019 winner of the Dave Rimington Award as the nation's top center, Biadasz could eventually replace J.C. Tretter when the time is right.
The Cleveland Browns right guard position was atrocious in 2019. Adding the likes of this Wisconsin lineman would sure up the interior of the offensive line for years to come. Biadasz excels at getting to the second level when run blocking as he helped Jonathan Taylor rush for over 2,000 yards last season. Here is a perfect example of this:
No. 2: Xavier McKinney S, Alabama
There is some buzz that Xavier McKinney could slip into the back-end of the first round but if he is available at No. 41 the Browns need to consider him. McKinney had a monster season at the safety position for the Crimson Tide in 2019. With 95 tackles, three sacks, three interceptions and four forced fumbles, McKinney proved that he could do it all. He is a bit small for a safety in the NFL, but by doing the things he did in the SEC conference there should be no worry that he can't translate into the NFL.
With the ability to be able to blitz, play the run or help in coverage, McKinney would be a swiss army knife for new defensive coordinator Joe Woods to use. Just look at the timing of this blitz he put on the University of Tennessee's quarterback. He also was able to hit with enough force to knock the ball out.
No. 3: Harrison Bryant TE, Florida Atlantic
Harrison Bryant's draft stock is currently pretty fluid. Some draft pundits believe he is a late first round pick while others such as Bleacher Reports Matt Miller believe he will drop to the fourth round. In all reality it is probably somewhere in the middle as his athletic ability his blocking will make him a sought after commodity come April.
With David Njoku's status uncertain and not much else on the depth chart behind him, the need at tight end could be great for the Browns this offseason.
And Bryant is a player that shows all the ability in the world to be an elite level tight end. The 2019 John Mackey Award winner as most outstanding tight end, Bryant excelled in FAU's matchup versus Ohio State early on in the season. Here is a great example of his athletic ability against the nation's top cover corner:
All three of the players should be worthy enough of consideration by Andrew Berry and the rest of Cleveland's front office. But no matter what they do, please just hit on the picks!