Browns mock draft Round 5 pick: Jermayne Lole, DT, Arizona State
Jermayne Lole is a talented defensive tackle, and would immediately fill a void that is glaring for the Cleveland Browns. He doesn’t have many moves when rushing the passer, but he’s excellent against the run.
While his inconsistencies in pass-rushing situations may end up making him fall down teams’ boards, his ability to become a dominant force in rush defense is exactly why the Browns need to take him in the fifth round. The AFC North is still a run-heavy division, and with a weakness in the middle of the defensive line currently, the Browns need any and all help they can get there.
Browns mock draft Round 6 pick: Charleston Rambo, WR, Miami
Charleston Rambo is an interesting prospect in the 2022 NFL Draft, as he spent his first three collegiate seasons at Oklahoma being an inconsistent player. After transferring to Miami, he became a much more solidified player and is someone to watch in the late rounds of the draft.
Rambo caught 79 passes for over 1,100 yards in 2021 and showed an ability to beat defenders with his speed and his route running. With the Browns likely looking to completely restructure their wide receiver room, adding another late-round wide receiver this year, as the team has done in recent years, seems like a very likely option.
Browns mock draft Round 7 pick: Ellis Brooks, LB, Penn State
Penn State linebacker Ellis Brooks is the final selection for the Cleveland Browns in this mock draft of the 2022 NFL Draft. Brooks is a very athletic linebacker who can play the MIKE linebacker position. He was a two-year starter on the Nittany Lions defense and while showing improvement over his starts, showed struggles with tackling in open space at times.
General manager Andrew Berry has been known to not spend valuable resources or very much money on linebackers, so selecting Brooks this late in the draft falls right in line with that strategy. There are larger holes on the roster, but you can still expect the Browns to at least look to find a diamond in the rough in the 7th round for their defense, as many teams have done over the years.