As the NFL combine draws near Analysts from different networks and sites predict big moves for the Cleveland Browns in the draft and free agency
The NFL combine is set to take place in the next couple of days in Indianapolis and teams are starting to meet with agents of players. Cleveland Browns general manager Andrew Berry met with the media for the first time in a while on Tuesday with Kevin Stefanski set to meet with them Wednesday.
As usual Andrew Berry didn’t reveal anything but just confirmed that they are beginning to speakp with players and get their offseason plan in motion.
Tuesday also saw several big media outlets release mock drafts as well as some of their predictions for free agency. Mel Kiper released his new mock draft that saw the Browns trading up in the first round to nab a receiver in the top 10.
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"“Kiper has Cleveland trading a third-round pick to move up to the ninth pick to nab their wide receiver:9. Cleveland Browns (via mock trade with DEN)Drake London, WR, USCThe Browns have a void at wide receiver and have to add better players around Baker Mayfield.London is a 6-foot-5 aerial threat with the traits to be an end zone weapon. He averaged 11 catches and 136 yards per game last season, before he broke his ankle in late October. He would make Mayfield better.”"
Drake London has been a popular pick in a lot of mock drafts for the Cleveland Browns, including one I did on this site a few weeks ago. However, it is really interesting to see Kiper predict they take him after a trade-up. It is hard to believe that they would give up significant capital, like a third-round pick, to trade up in a class that is so deep at the receiver position.
"“The Cleveland Browns will have the opportunity to hit an opposing player this summer when the team hosts the Philadelphia Eagles for a series of joint practices.The exact dates for the practices have not yet been released, but they will take place in August as part of the run to the Browns and Eagles playing a preseason game at FirstEnergy Stadium, according to clevelandbrowns.com. The NFL generally releases the dates for preseason games in the spring.”"
The Browns held joint practices last year with the New York Giants prior to the two teams’ preseason game last summer. It is always a nice thing to see because you get an idea of how well your team is actually practicing. You get a chance to get more live reps against another team to see how prepared you are for the upcoming season. Going against a playoff team the year before for a full week of practice will be good for the Browns to prepare for the season.
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