Cleveland Browns secure the EDGE in post-first wave 7-round mock draft

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Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. 5. OT. Texas AM. DanMoore, Jr.. player. 873

With Kendall Lamm now gone, the Cleveland Browns need to get some depth at offensive tackle. They’re probably going to be in the market for a veteran but they should also look for depth in the draft.

That’s where Dan Moore, Jr. comes in. The Texas A&M product has a lot of experience with the Aggies. He’s a solid zone blocker and while he will need to develop some, the Browns have the perfect coach in Bill Callahan to get him ready to succeed in the NFL.

6. player. 812. Scouting Report. JustinHilliard. Pick Analysis. LB. Ohio State

Once we get to the sixth round, it’s all about throwing darts. Here, we look for players with physical tools that can be developed which leads to the selection of Justin Hilliard from Ohio State. The second linebacker taken in this draft for Cleveland, Hilliard was the fourth linebacker on the roster for the Buckeyes.

Hilliard is quick and attacks downhill with a passion. He’s also a sure tackler who could end up turning into a better pro than he was a collegiate player.

Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. 7. 836. IOL. UCLA. PaulGrattan. player

With their final pick in this 2021 NFL Mock Draft, the Browns take UCLA center Paul Grattan. Again, these late picks are all about trying to find a player to groom and while Grattan isn’t being looked at as a great prospect, he has all the intangibles to succeed at the next level.

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He was the leader of the UCLA offensive line and has experience at both guard and center, which is vital for being a reserve interior lineman.