The Cleveland Browns swapped picks with Colts to begin round two. Andrew Berry was still able to find a crucial piece to the 2020 season in Grand Delpit.
Andrew Berry was active early Friday night as he quickly moved back three slots trading with the Indianapolis Colts.
In doing so the Cleveland Browns were able to add pick No. 160 to their arsenal. Not only did the Browns pick up an asset, they still got a Round 1 talent in Grant Delpit from LSU.
Many experts had Delpit rated the top safety headed into the 2019 season, and he did not disappoint Tiger fans. Delpit was a three-year starter for LSU which includes a National Championship and Jim Thorpe Award in his final year in 2019.
Browns fans are hopeful that Jamal Adams and Tyrann Mathieu’s success in the NFL will carry over to Delpit
At 6-2 and 213 pounds, the LSU product is the perfect size for the hybrid safety/linebacker position on Joe Woods defense. While Delpit was great in 2019, he appeared to take a step back in his coverage skills compared to 2018, but there could be an explanation.
It can’t be overlooked that Delpit did play through most of the 2019 season with a high ankle sprain. That injury can be painful and takes time to heal if you continue to play on it.
It is also important to note that Delpit was chosen to wear the coveted number seven jersey in 2019, which exemplifies his leadership and what the team thought of his skillset.
The only downside to Delpit was the missed tackles in 2019, which must be cleaned up moving forward.
Berry and company are confident he has fully recovered from injury and will tackling will not be an issue next season. Another home run by Andrew Berry.