No. 2: Austin Jackson OT, USC
Austin Jackson is an offensive tackle who is projected to got in the bottom half of the first round. Matt Miller of Bleacher Report had Jackson going at No. 20 overall in his latest mock draft. Jackson would be a candidate for the Browns if they were to trade down in the draft to grab some extra picks.
While Jackson does have the prototypical left tackle size that you want to see in prospects, he lacks the technique needed in order to be an effective first-year player. Jackson also lacks some of the physical strength that you want out of an offensive tackle as well.
He also has problems with balance, as seen in the below tape:
The No. 35 overall player in the 2017 recruiting class according to 247Sports, Jackson quickly became a staple on the offensive line for USC playing in all 14 games as a true freshmen. And while the talent and upside is there for the Phoenix, Arizona native, Jackson is still very raw and needs room to grow at the next level.
Jackson is a developmental tackle and the Browns do not currently have the luxury of selecting one of those. With a major need at left tackle, the Browns need to draft someone who can play right away and not get quarterback Baker Mayfield beat up.