Post scouting combine Cleveland Browns mock draft goes in a new direction

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Dec 5, 2020; Charlottesville, Virginia, USA; Virginia Cavaliers cornerback Nick Grant (1) intercepts a pass in the end zone intended for Boston College Eagles wide receiver Zay Flowers (4) in the third quarter at Scott Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Browns Round 5 Pick: Nick Grant, S, Virginia

Another defensive back is added as Cleveland selects Nick Grant from Virginia with their fifth-round pick. Grant wasn’t invited to the scouting combine, so he might not be high on any radars right now but the Browns could still look to add the fifth-year senior who finished his career with 136 tackles and three picks.

Grant is a developmental player who has a high IQ and is a willing tackler. He could start out as a special teams contributor with upside down the road.

Cleveland Browns Round 6 Pick: Cameron Dicker, K, Texas

Just because it hasn’t worked in the past doesn’t mean they should never draft a kicker again. Cleveland has had so many issues at the position and they need to add someone who can hold the job down for the next several years. The key will be drafting due to how well they kick and not just how the ball sounds coming off the foot.

That’s where Cameron Dicker comes in from Texas. He’s got a powerful leg and could be the guy they can finally trust when they need three points (or even an extra point).

Cleveland Browns Round 7 Pick: Vederian Lowe, OT, Illinois

With their final pick, the Cleveland Browns bring in Vederian Lowe from Illinois. He’s listed at 6-foot-5 and 320-pounds and has 52 starts in his career.

He could be an eventual swing tackle should James Hudson not be able to handle the role in 2022.

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