Cleveland Browns land deep threat WR, bulk up D-line in day 2 and 3 mock
Round 3, Pick 89: Marlon Tuipulotu, DT, USC
The Cleveland Browns have made a conscious effort to improve their defense this offseason, as evidenced by their free agency signings of safety John Johnson, edge rusher Jadeveon Clowney and first-round selection of Greg Newsome II.
That being said, they can still use more depth and quality players on the defense, especially guys they can add to their defensive line rotation. Marlon Tuipuloto fits that billing, and would make for an excellent addition to the depth chart up front for the Browns.
Tuipulotu is a very athletic interior defensive lineman who excels against both the pass and the run. His athletic ability allows him to be on the field no matter the defensive situation, meaning he would not need others on the defensive line to cover up his weaknesses. He could learn while being a small part of the rotation in 2021, while looking to become a key piece of the Browns defense in 2022 and beyond.
Round 3, Pick 91: Janarius Robinson, EDGE, Florida State
Janarius Robinson never fully lived up to his potential, as he arrived at Florida State a highly-touted high school recruit. However, he showed flashes that proved he could be an excellent addition to any defense, especially as a run defender.
While Robinson still has a bit to learn to become a quality NFL pass rusher, he already has the tools needed to help contribute on the defensive line to help stop an opponent’s rushing attack.
Pairing Robinson with Clowney, who also excels against the run, and allowing him to learn from him is a great thing for the young edge defender. Honestly, it would probably be better coaching than he ever received in his entire time as a Florida State Seminole, too.
Round 4, Pick 110: Andre Cisco, S, Syracuse
Syracuse safety Andre Cisco can be described with one word: magnet. The ball just seems to find Cisco, no matter where he is on the field, as he was able to get 13 interceptions in just 24 career games.
Yes, the Cleveland Browns just signed safety John Johnson III, and have Grant Delpit returning from a season-long injury that made him miss his rookie campaign. But defensive coordinator Joe Woods loves to play with an extra safety on the field, and the addition of someone with the ball skills that Cisco has would provide a huge spark to the secondary for the Browns.
Pair Cisco with the new addition of Newsome (and Delpit, honestly), and the Cleveland Browns defense goes from meh to wow pretty quickly.