Browns Mock Draft Round 2 pick: Tyler Davis, Clemson, DT
Much has been said about the concern surrounding the Browns defensive tackle position heading into the season, and for good reason. After Andrew Berry re-tooled the entire defense, there was just one spot left with a question mark — which was right in the center of the D-line.
There was hope that Andrew Billings (who sat out the 2020 campaign) and Malik Jackson (a free agent addition who was in Philadelphia a season ago) would be enough to get them by, but after the preseason, there’s more concern than ever. Jackson didn’t play but Billings did and at times he was simply getting pushed around.
Cleveland has several options with Jackson, second-year player Jordan Elliott, and surprise addition Malik McDowell but they don’t have anyone who has really stood out above the rest. On top of that, Jackson and Billings are both on one-year deals and Jackson is no spring chicken.
That’s really just a long way of saying, they need to add more youth and talent to the middle of their line which is what they do with the selection of Tyler Davis from Clemson.
Listed at 6-foot-2 and 300-pounds, Davis had 6.5 sacks as a true freshman and added two more during a shortened 2020 campaign. He can be a disruptive player who also fills a big need for Cleveland.