Browns mock draft: Filling the remaining holes in 7-round mock
The Cleveland Browns fill their few remaining holes — mostly on the defensive side of the ball — in this seven-round 2021 NFL Browns Mock Draft
Their focus this offseason has been clear. The Cleveland Browns are doing everything they can to improve on the defensive side of the ball, after watching that be an issue throughout the 2020 campaign.
Week after week, the Browns watched as they lost a big lead or found themselves in a hole due to their defense. And because of that, general manager Andrew Berry went out and signed John Johnson, Troy Hill, Anthony Walker, Malik Jackson, and Takk McKinley in an effort to fix their problems.
Of course, there are still some holes left to fill and as he did in 2020, there’s no doubt Berry will continue to fill the massive holes in the upcoming draft.
Here, we predict what could happen as those spots get filled in this seven-round 2021 Browns mock draft.
We know that the Browns are interested in Greg Newsome II out of Northwestern since he’s a player they already held a virtual meeting with. Back when they met with him, it seemed as though Newsome might be a target in the second round, but since then, he’s been climbing draft boards.
For that reason, he’s a player who they have to take at No. 26 in order to secure his services. Sure, there could be an outcry for a defensive end here but this class isn’t exactly deep with EDGE talent and the players who might be available here would be hit or miss — barring someone such as Azeez Ojulari falling a bit.
In the end, Cleveland lands Newsome who offers great size at 6-foot-1 and 190-pounds, and is known for his ability to play the ball in the air. It would be nice to see him secure more interceptions but his primary job would be to provide adequate coverage and he can do that.