The Daily Dawg Tags bring you all the Cleveland Browns news you need to know, including a look at whether or not George Pickens should be their guy at No. 44
The draft is just a couple of weeks away now and while the Cleveland Browns don’t own a Round 1 pick, they do have a selection in the first half of Round 2.
On the clock at pick No. 44, Cleveland could still end up with an early-impact player. They’ve also shown the ability to land such players under Andrew Berry as the third-year general manager took Grant Delpit in 2020 and Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah in 2021.
Even before them, they did well landing Nick Chubb in the second round of the 2018 season and Greedy Williams in 2019.
Now we look ahead to 2022 and there are several players that could be there at No. 44 including Georgia wideout George Pickens
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"“Second, he just turned 21. Age is definitely a factor for this team, especially with high picks and No. 44 is currently their most valuable draft asset. Donovan Peoples-Jones had just turned 21 when the Browns drafted him. Greg Newsome II was 20. Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoha turned 22 last November. The right age only increases the value when you draft, develop and pay your players just as they’re entering their prime.”"
Labbe looked at all the reasons Pickens fits with the Browns as well as the reasons he doesn’t. In the end, it feels as though the pros outweigh the cons. This doesn’t mean Cleveland has to take him should he be on the clock at No. 44, but it does mean that if he ends up being their choice, it will likely work out very well in the Browns favor.
"“Way-too-early prediction: Assuming Watson is not suspended, the Browns are much improved and get back to the postseason after missing the playoffs in 2021. If he is suspended for four or more games, Cleveland will miss the playoffs again.”"
The interesting part of this prediction is that the Browns will not make the playoffs if Deshaun Watson is suspended for four or more games. Cleveland did go out and add Jacoby Brissett and Josh Dobbs to protect themselves if Watson is suspended. However, the folks at ESPN apparently don’t think that’s enough to keep them in the race.
John Suchan is looking ahead to the 2022 campaign and he has three players who might not be in the forefront of our minds but could wind up playing a huge role for the team this season.
The lingering Deshaun Watson issues will apparently drag into the 2023 season as new reports have stated he will not go to trial during the 2022 campaign. Greg Newland looks at this development and discusses what it means for Watson and the Browns this year.