Cleveland Browns stockpile defense in 7-Round Mock Draft
By Randy Gurzi
The Cleveland Browns skip on an offensive tackle in this 7-round mock draft and instead decide to build up their defense with a huge playmaker
Look all over the internet for 2020 NFL Mock Drafts and it’s a lot of the same for the Cleveland Browns. While the names vary, the general consensus is that they will use the No. 10 overall pick in the draft on an offensive tackle.
There’s not much debate that the Browns need a tackle in the draft. In fact, they need two. Greg Robinson was already on the way out before he decided to try to smuggle half his body weight worth of weed through a border, meaning they needed a new left tackle.
And while the team had reportedly already informed G-Rob they were moving on, he was actually the better tackle on the team when compared to Chris Hubbard. The former Pittsburgh Steelers swing tackle signed a five-year, $37.5 million deal back in 2018 but has struggled mightily.
In 2019, Hubbard was graded at 50.6 by Pro Football Focus (subscription required) which placed him 76th overall for tackles. It was the worst season of his career according to PFF, but they’ve never had him finish a season with a grade higher than 68.2 which was in 2017 before he was a full-time starter.
Still, this mock draft takes another approach once the Browns are on the clock in the first round. Rather than grabbing a tackle to fill their biggest need, Cleveland goes for the best player available on the board.
Here, we jump right in to see the team get themselves some defensive playmakers in this 7-round 2020 NFL Mock Draft.