Draft prospects Cleveland Browns have met with
By Mitch Zoloty
Admittedly, up until the combine, I was not as big on Tristan Wirfs as others. After watching his combine performance though, I am fully on board. People should take the combine with a grain of salt, but Wirfs put up some INSANE numbers for an offensive lineman.
A 121-inch broad jump, 36.5-inch vertical jump, and 4.85-second forty-yard dash are ridiculous numbers for an offensive lineman. In comparison, Jerry Jeudy only had a 35-inch vertical jump and a 120-inch broad jump, and he is the best overall wide receiver in the draft in my opinion.
Wirfs is most likely going to be a top ten pick, so the Browns better hope he falls to 10 if they hope to draft him. There’s no way that he falls to 41 or anywhere past pick 20 in this draft. Some people argue over whether Wirfs should play guard or tackle, I don’t think that’s an issue. He moves better as a guard but will play tackle past year two in his NFL career. Good thing is, the Browns also have a need at guard, so he will for sure be able to play at a pro bowl caliber his rookie year.
In my opinion, Wirfs is the third-best tackle in this draft class, behind Andrew Thomas and Jedrick Wills Jr, and he has more potential than both of them with his crazy athleticism. If he gets with a good coach like Bill Callahan who can help him show more of his athleticism on film, he is going to be an all-pro offensive lineman.
Cameron Clark is one of the more interesting prospects on this list. He is likely a day three pick and could be on the board for the Browns in the 6th round. The Browns reportedly met with him at the NFL Combine, as he met with representatives from all 32 teams. I think he would be a good choice and could develop well with Bill Callahan. He is a two-year captain, which is a huge testament to his character. When looking for depth on the offensive line, Clark has the size to play both guard and tackle, which adds to his value even more.
Clark’s draft position is hard to project a specific round, but expect him to be a day three draft pick.
Doug Costin is likely an undrafted free agent that the Browns would be looking at. According to draftek.com, he is the 27th ranked defensive tackle in this draft class. The Browns reportedly met with Costin at his pro day. Whether or not he could provide the Browns some depth at the defensive tackle position is unknown, he did have a great career at Miami University. He was able to make the first team All-MAC team this past season, which is a testament to his talent.
The Browns could use someone who puts up production like Costin as a depth piece on their defensive line. Costin is likely a priority undrafted free agent, or a potential 7th round pick for the Browns.