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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Cleveland Browns, 2021 NFL Draft
Oct 10, 2020; Columbia, Missouri, USA; LSU Tigers wide receiver Terrace Marshall Jr. (6) scores a touchdown against Missouri Tigers defensive back Ishmael Burdine (24) during the second half at Faurot Field at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports /

4. Terrace Marshall Jr., WR, LSU

The Browns need help at wide receiver, both now and for the future. Adding a boundary target like Marshall (he has experience in the slot as well) would allow the Browns to play more 11-personnel, and would allow Jarvis Landry to move back inside to the slot, where he is more effective.

Marshall has been overshadowed by the likes of Justin Jefferson and Ja’Marr Chase, but he’s an excellent prospect in his own right. He is just 20 years old and caught 23 touchdowns over his two seasons as a contributor for the Tigers. He offers excellent explosion and long speed in a solid 6-2 205 pound frame, which would provide the Browns some size on the outside that they lack aside from Donovan Peoples-Jones, who is still developing.

There have been rumblings over the past week that Marshall’s medical checks raised some red flags, which could be the reason that he fell out of the first round. The Browns have no doubt done their homework on him (as they did with Newsome, who missed a good deal of games in college), so if they were to take him, they’d feel comfortable with his health.

Marshall would give the Browns some big-play ability in 2021 with the upside to turn into a No. 1 target down the road.

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