Cleveland Browns key player No. 1 to draft: Garrett Wilson, WR, Ohio State
Even though the Browns traded for Amari Cooper, using either the 13th pick or moving up further to grab this elite player would do wonders for their passing game regardless of who’s throwing the ball. Garrett Wilson has world-class speed and can go up and grab catches in traffic. But his route running and ability to separate from his defenders are top-notch.
Having Cooper on one side of the offense and Wilson on the other would cause massive headaches for the defense. The team has had real problems in the passing game because the offense too often couldn’t get plays to work over the top of the defense and thus open the game up a bit. That allowed defenses to zero in on the Browns run game and teams were able to shrink the field.
With Cooper locked in, the opportunity to draft another speedster like Wilson would be a touchdown for the team.
Cleveland Browns key player No. 2 to draft: Tyler Linderbaum, OL/C, Iowa
Tyler Linderbaum, the Iowa offensive lineman is projected by many to go high in the first round. With the departure of JC Tretter now and the offensive line still not a masterpiece, and after a year where players on the line like Jack Conklin and Jedrick Wills struggled to stay healthy, taking a young and talented player like Linderbaum would be a good move by the team.
Again, the Browns might have to consider moving up to get him or he could be there at 13 and the squad could really solidify their line. He’s considered the best of the centers coming out of the draft because he’s shown excellent skills for the position including great footwork and balance. He likes to get his uniform dirty and plays with an edge.