NFL Draft Scenario No. 2: Cleveland Browns stay put with their picks
With the four picks in rounds two through four, the Browns will be able to get several very good players if they simply stay put. What positions they zone in on will likely come down to who they think is the best player available at the time.
There’s a lot of buzz around the deepness of the wide receiver talent for this draft so if they took one at any of their early-round picks they’d still be getting an excellent wide receiver.
The list of quality wide receivers is endless it seems for this draft. John Metchie III (Alabama), Skyy Moore (Western Michigan), Christian Watson (North Dakota State), Alec Pierce (Cincinnati), and Jalen Tolbert (South Alabama) will all likely be available to the Browns if they wanted one in the early to mid rounds.
If Cleveland were to go with a less popular position on the team, let’s say the offensive line, there would be several quality candidates to help the team out. Zion Johnson(Boston College), Nicholas Petite-Frere (Ohio State), and Kellen Diesch (Arizona State) could all be there in the early stages of the draft.
If you look at the history of this front office and their selections in the previous two drafts, having them select defensive players first might be the way they go again so the Browns may want to try and fill defensive line positions and there is a plethora of talent here. DeMarvin Leal (Texas A&M), John Ridgeway (Arkansas), and Travis Jones (Connecticut) could all be available to the team.
Also, the team could try and pick up an excellent player like Jeremy Ruckert, out of Ohio State to help bring into the tight-end happy Browns squad. So there are countless possibilities in these rounds to pick up some great talent even if they just stand pat.