Cleveland Browns: Top 5 trade-up targets on Day 2 of the 2021 NFL Draft

Oct 12, 2019; South Bend, IN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish defensive back Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah (6) celebrates after sacking USC Trojans quarterback Kedon Slovis (9) in the first quarter at Notre Dame Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 12, 2019; South Bend, IN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish defensive back Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah (6) celebrates after sacking USC Trojans quarterback Kedon Slovis (9) in the first quarter at Notre Dame Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports /
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5 players for the Cleveland Browns to trade up for on Day 2 of the 2021 NFL Draft

The Cleveland Browns did well with the selection of cornerback Greg Newsome in Round 1.

There is still a crazy amount of talent on the board as Day 2 is set to begin, and it will disappear quickly.

Cleveland’s next pick is 59th overall, and if they want to land another premium talent, they’ll need to be aggressive. Here are five prospects to consider moving up for.

5. Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, ROVER, Notre Dame

A player most thought would be a top-25 pick. JOK tumbled all the way out of the first round despite offering a unique combination of size, athleticism, and modern skill. He is not a linebacker, as he doesn’t do linebacker things; he rarely lined up between the tackles, and never took on blockers. He’s not quite a safety either, but he is closer to that than to a linebacker.

At 6-1 and 221 pounds, Owusu Koramoah possesses rare explosiveness and agility, and has a good feel for coverage and play development. He’d play the positionless role in the middle of the Cleveland defense, roaming around the box, knifing into the backfield against the run and matching up with tight ends, running backs, and bigger receivers on passing downs.

The Browns value their safeties highly in Joe Woods’ defense, and JOK is one of the best players on the board. The team would certainly benefit from adding a rare talent of his caliber, and he’d be the finishing touch on a completely revamped unit ready to match up with modern offenses.

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