Last season, the Browns didn’t have a first-round pick due to their Odell Beckham, Jr. trade which made for a long first night of the draft. Things got interesting in the second-round though as they saw a top prospect at a position of need start to fall.
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LSU cornerback Greedy Williams was widely considered a first-round pick but he ended up lasting until the 46th selection, which is where Cleveland stopped his fall after moving up a few picks following a trade with the Indianapolis Colts.
Williams ended up starting right away (although he missed time with a hamstring injury) and while he’s had some issues in coverage, he does have a lot of potential. Now, he’s joined by a former teammate of his, who is also dropping some as Grant Delpit makes it into Round 2 of the 2020 NFL Draft after not being selected on Thursday night.
And while it could be tempting to trade up for Delpit, much like they did with Williams, Cleveland shouldn’t have to. That’s because Delpit wasn’t alone in being passed over as fellow safety Xavier McKinney, the Alabama star, wasn’t picked either.
With McKinney still on the board, he would likely be the first safety chosen, leaving Delpit there for the taking once Cleveland is on the clock at No. 41. Adding him would give the Browns another player to build around on their young defense and continue to score major points in a draft that’s already off to a great start with the selection of Jedrick Wills.