Cleveland Browns mock draft: Browns trade up and down in 2021 NFL Mock
CLE receives 3.75-ish, 6.200-ish in exchange for 3.89, 5.169, 7.259
Moving up 14 spots to secure the team’s top target is certainly worth giving up a late seventh-rounder and dropping 31 spots from the fifth to the sixth.
Whether Jadeveon Clowney is signed or not, Cleveland needs to find a potential long-term partner for Myles Garrett. Had Tryon not opted out of the 2020 season, he could have put himself in the first-round discussion. He has a great frame at 6-5, 259 pounds with room to add more weight and is extremely athletic.
He was very raw in 2019, but showed the ability to win with power, speed, and bend, and played multiple roles for the Huskies defense. He wouldn’t be relied upon to start right away, and could find his way onto the field in obvious passing situations, where he’d be allowed to pin his ears back and use his physical gifts to affect the play.
The signing of John Johnson III will make a huge impact for the Browns defense, but he’s not the centerfielder single-high free safety type. Grant Delpit can be that player, but there are two problems with putting him in that role. The first is that his achilles injury is a very difficult injury to come back from. The second is that playing him in single-high every snap would be a tremendous waste of his elite skillset.
Cisco solves that problem by bringing excellent range, instincts, and ball skills to the back end of the defense. He needs to tone down his aggressiveness, but he’d bring an added dimension to Joe Woods’ secondary that would open up a world of possibilities.