In the later rounds of the draft, teams have to try to find players who can make the team and contribute in some way and hopefully develop into good players. This is very difficult to do as most 6th and 7th round players don’t even make the team.
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The Browns here in the 6th round add a cornerback from Pittsburgh, Dane Jackson. Jackson played four years for Pitt from his redshirt freshman year and on. He earned 2nd team ACC honors his senior year.
Given him being in their program for five years and playing for four, Jackson has leadership and experience. He can come to Cleveland and contribute on special teams and try to work his way into a nickel corner for the team and serve as depth for injuries.
He has decent size for a corner at 6-foot-0 and 187 pounds. He lacks true corner speed as he ran he 40 in 4.57, but he has 35-inch vertical and is very physical with receivers. He loves contact and playing scrappy football. He can tackle well for a corner and can bring some toughness to the team.
Again, he could start in special teams bringing a physical athlete to help cover punts and kicks. He can develop behind Ward and Williams and hone his skills into a solid NFL backup. A good depth piece for the Browns.