Cleveland Browns scouting combine prospect to watch No. 1: Jaquan Brisker, S, Penn State
If Cleveland wants to add a safety on the second day of the NFL Draft who can become a long-term starter, Jaquan Brisker could be their guy. The Penn State product is 6-foot-1 and 200-pounds and finished his career with 151 tackles and five sacks.
What would really make him a fit in Cleveland is his versatility as Lance Zierlein of NFL.com praises him for his athleticism and the ability to play either safety position.
"“Athletic safety prospect whose versatility and toughness will endear him to coaches during the evaluation process. Brisker continued to pick up elements of the defensive scheme and his play has steadily transformed from hesitant in 2019 to downright instinctive in 2021. He has the versatility to become a moving chess piece in a variety of coverages and has the size and talent to match up with both “Y” and “F” tight ends. He played with a banged-up shoulder in 2021 so his 2020 tape is a clearer indicator of his run support acumen. Brisker is an ascending talent with the NFL traits to become a long-time starter as a Day 2 draft pick.” — Zierlein, NFL.com"
Brisker could do enough in the draft to move too high up the board for Cleveland to add but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t keep an eye on him.
He’s exactly the type of player who could turn this secondary into one of the best in the NFL and if he’s there when they’re on the board in Round 2, they need to be ready to make a decision.