Browns mock draft Round 4 pick: Leo Chenal, LB, Wisconsin
There’s this weird feeling amongst some Browns fans that linebackers don’t matter. But they do. And while the current Cleveland regime might not think they need to spend premium picks on the position, they do need players who can perform and help set the tone on defense.
Enter Leo Chenal from Wisconsin. A prototypical middle linebacker at 6-foot-2 and 255-pounds, Chenal plays with a mean streak which could be a huge benefit on this defense. He’s taken a huge step forward this season and has 6.5 sacks and 15.5 tackles for a loss.
It’s been a while since the Browns have had a linebacker consistently make plays behind the line of scrimmage but this kid can do exactly that.
Browns mock draft Round 4 pick: Thomas Booker, DT, Stanford
Another defensive player is added here as the Browns select Stanford defensive tackle Thomas Booker with their second pick in the fourth round. Booker lines up at defensive end for Stanford but can also slide inside and is best suited as a 3-tech at the next level.
The Browns have Malik Jackson there now but the veteran isn’t the answer long-term. Perhaps Booker could become that for them. AT the very least, he should be a rotational player capable of holding his own against the run and as a pass rusher from the interior.