Browns mock draft: Cleveland adds speed in 7-round mock
Round 3, Pick 89: Anthony Schwartz, WR, Auburn
Schwartz was the fastest player in college football for the past three years. He has legitimate Olympic sprinter-level speed, and could be on his way to Tokyo this summer if he didn’t pursue football. He ran a 4.27-second 40-yard-dash, and while his other athletic testing wasn’t great, he is good enough in other areas.
Schwartz will also be just 20 years old when he is drafted, and his relative inexperience is easy to see; he’s a very good deep threat right now because of his speed, but he lacks a great feel for route running, tempo, and spacing. He needs some work, but there is a lot to work with, and he can contribute immediately to take the top off the defense, something this offense desperately needs.
Round 3, Pick 91: Jamar Johnson, S, Indiana
Defensive coordinator Joe Woods wants to run a dime base defense in Cleveland. That means he’ll need three safeties and three cornerbacks as starters, with plenty more quality players as backups.
On paper, the Browns have three good to great safeties in John Johnson III, Ronnie Harrison, and Grant Delpit, but Delpit is recovering from an ankle injury and has never played in an NFL game.
Johnson is an underrated player who had a great 2020 season for the Hoosiers. He’s logged significant snaps at free safety, in the box, and as a slot corner. In both physical profile and skill set, Jamar Johnson resembles John Johnson III an awful lot, and it’d be great to add him to the safety room.