Smith had two good seasons for the West Virginia Mountaineers before transferring to Georgia, where he, unfortunately, suffered a season-ending knee injury after playing only seven snaps. The Browns’ safety room has been disappointing in 2021, and Ronnie Harrison Jr. may not be back next year. More depth is needed, and the Bulldogs have college football’s best defense, so it could be a good idea to stock up on their players.
Cleveland’s defensive tackle room is in a rough spot. Malik McDowell and Malik Jackson started off the season on a high note but have struggled since. Jordan Elliott has been fine in rotation, Andrew Billings was a total waste, and Tommy Togiai has been active twice. The room needs some more meat, and the 6-5 333-pound Jones can provide it.
Tight ends are a big part of the Browns offense, and whether David Njoku is re-signed or not, it would be a good idea to add another explosive pass-catcher to the group. Dulcich is entirely capable of outrunning defensive backs, and is a willing and developing blocker. He’ll likely go much earlier than this, but he was available in this sim, so the Browns aren’t complaining.
Strachan logged 11 sacks at Georgia State in 2020 before transferring to South Carolina, where he has found some moderate success as a rotational player. His 6-5 250-pound frame and his interesting physical traits make him a nice project at this point in the draft, especially for a team that needs as much DL talent as it can find.
With this class, the Browns continue to invest in their defense while injecting new life into the all-but-dead passing game. Mayfield will get one more chance to earn a lucrative extension, and the task should be a bit easier with the addition of three skilled rookie receivers.