Cleveland Browns defensive back-heavy 7-round 2021 NFL mock draft

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Pick Analysis. S. 4.107. player. 827. Scouting Report. AndreCisco. Syracuse

Another orange defensive back, Andre Cisco’s torn ACL this past season could affect his draft stock, but there’s no arguing with his talent. His aggressiveness will have to be toned down and he’s not a great tackler, but his instincts and range in deep coverage are special.

Grant Delpit was set to play that role for the Browns in 2020 before suffering a torn Achilles, but if he comes back strong, his skillset would be wasted by playing exclusively that role. Cisco would allow Delpit to play the big nickel role, which would take advantage of his excellent man coverage skills. Cisco may not be an immediate starter, but his potential is off the charts.

Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. WR. DazzNewsome. player. North Carolina. 4.129. 838

The word “receive” is in the position name, but the primary role of a wide receiver is to get open, and it’s hard to do that when you’re slow, which is what the Browns were at WR last season. That has to change, and guys like Dazz Newsome is how you fix the issue.

He wasn’t as productive as his teammate Dyami Brown, but he has the speed and twitch to win in the NFL. Newsome was used on jet sweeps and motion quite often in the Tar Heels offense, and while he played slot in college, he has the physical tools needed to win on the outside.