Cleveland Browns straight up stole Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah
Andrew Berry committed a crime as he moved up in the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft and stole Notre Dame linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, who is a perfect fit in the Cleveland Browns defense
The hardest part of the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft for Cleveland Browns fans was waiting until pick No. 26. While it is a good thing, we aren’t used to waiting that long.
General manager, Andrew Berry, didn’t make fans wait that long on Friday night as he jumped from no. 59 to 52 to steal Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah (JOK) from Notre Dame.
This is the third straight draft the Browns have ended up with a potential first-round pick in the second round. To move up the Browns gave picks No. 59 and No. 89, and in return received 52 and 113. With an extra pick in the third round at No. 91, the Browns will still have another pick on Friday night.
JOK has the flexibility to be a safety or linebacker, which is partially why he saw his stock drop, but in Joe Woods’s scheme, he is the absolute dream fit. Look for him to play primarily at linebacker next to Anthony Walker and be an instant impact player.
Owusu-Koramoah has the speed to cover a majority of receivers in the league and will be tremendous in coverage. He also has the explosion and toughness to be great in the run game.
He will have to continue to get better at shedding blockers at the next level, but his mental toughness and focus will allow development to continue.
I had JOK penciled as a great option at No. 26. Now Berry finds a way to get a lockdown corner and JOK at No. 52.
So far, the Cleveland Browns are knocking it out of the park in this draft and still have several picks to play with.