Cleveland Browns add secondary stars in 7-round 2020 NFL mock draft
By Nick Pedone
The Cleveland Browns will use the 2020 NFL Draft to find their left tackle of the future. But hey can still add some other stars, which they do by snatching up a couple of secondary stars in this 7-round mock
Despite the overwhelming concern of the coronavirus, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell informed teams in a memo that the draft will proceed as scheduled.
This will provide a great escape for fans to intake sports as well as a chance for Cleveland Browns General Manager Andrew Berry to continue his hot streak this offseason.
Notably, Berry entered the NFL’s free agency period with aggression, landing top tight end Austin Hooper and top offensive lineman Jack Conklin. Additionally, he added a plethora of veteran defensive players on one-year “prove it” contracts, including safeties Karl Joseph and Andrew Sendejo.
The addition of these veteran players will take the pressure off of the rookies that Cleveland drafts. They won’t be forced into an immediate starting role and will allow them to grow and develop.
But in his introductory press conference, Berry assured fans that he would also be aggressive in the NFL Draft, which was certainly not the case when he was in Cleveland under Sashi Brown’s regime.
As a result of Berry’s diligence throughout the first wave of free agency, landing several Week 1 starters, the Browns will be able to utilize the draft to fill some holes as well as draft for the future. In this simulation, I did not utilize any mock trades, however, I would find trading back into the first round acceptable for the correct price. The Browns have seven selections but don’t exactly need seven rookies on their roster.
With that said, the greatest positional needs for the Browns are: left tackle, safety, and linebacker. Additionally, they could certainly use rookies as depth on the defensive line, wide receiver as well as interior offensive line help. Let’s break down how to fill these holes.