Round 6, Pick 176: Aaron Banks, IOL, Notre Dame
Could the Browns look to address the interior of their offensive line earlier than the sixth round of the 2021 NFL Draft? Certainly, especially if the Wyatt Teller experience does not work out for the Browns in 2020 after he started the last nine games of the season a year ago in Cleveland.
However, assuming the third year interior offensive lineman has success at the right guard spot for the Browns this season, then they may just look to upgrade the depth of the unit, which is what they do here in this 2021 NFL Mock Draft. With the 176th overall pick here, the Browns add Notre Dame guard Aaron Banks.
Listed at nearly 6-foot-6 and 325 pounds, Banks has a world of size and length to operate with from the interior of the Fighting Irish offensive line. He allowed just two sacks a year ago at Notre Dame, Banks has even more room to improve in 2020 as the Fighting Irish join the ACC for the year. Notre Dame has a long line of successful offensive linemen in the NFL, including Zack Martin, Mike McGlinchey, and Ronnie Stanley; Banks looks to join their company.
With just one round to go in this mock draft, the Browns have already filled a variety of holes on their roster. How will they use their last pick?