Cleveland Browns mock draft: Bolstering the D-line
The NFL draft is just over a week away and the Cleveland Browns need to improve their defensive line, let’s take one last look at how they might draft.
The biggest area of need as we are just over a week from the draft for your Cleveland Browns is the collective need at the defensive line. Reports are still out there that the Browns are looking to re-sign Jadeveon Clowney, and I expect they do, but even then both edge and defensive tackle needs more work.
Cleveland doesn’t have a ton of depth along the edge and they currently don’t have any starting-caliber players in the defensive tackle room. This class is really deep at edge, so the Browns should come away with an interesting young prospect at the position. There are some defensive tackle prospects at the top but not a ton of depth at the position.
Let’s look at how they could address the positions and more in my final mock of the year.
Cleveland Browns pick number 44- Logan Hall, defensive interior, Houston
One of the more interesting players along the interior of the defensive line in this class is Logan Hall of Houston. Hall is slender for a defensive tackle at 6-foot-6 and 275 pounds but has the versatility to play both inside and outside on the defensive line. This could be a really good prospect for the Browns who need players at both spots, Hall can do both.
He’s very athletic and explosive off the line and can really rush the passer from the interior of the line. The Browns did not have a consistent rush from the interior and if they could re-sign Clowney and then get a solid rush inside from a player like Hall the d-line will be taken to another level.
Hall likely will play outside at the next level but having inside-outside versatility makes him a great prospect to take a chance on.