Cleveland Browns Round Three, Pick No. 99 – Michael Clemons, Texas A&M
Even though I feel confident that Jadeveon Clowney will eventually be back, or someone with a similar talent level, I see Berry going defensive end in the draft. While they have their pass-rushing specialist in Clowney (hopefully) and Myles Garrett, they will go a slightly different route with Michael Clemons from Texas A&M.
Don’t get me wrong, Clemons can rush the passer as he had seven sacks in 2021, but he is more known for his ability to stop the run. He has an extremely wide base and long arms that allow him to easily shed blockers and fill running gaps.
Clemons does lack elite athleticism and won’t be a threat to speed rush at the next level, but at 6-foot-5, 263 pounds he has the potential to transition to defensive tackle down the road. The most appealing item about Clemons is his motor which just doesn’t stop. When you think he is out of a play he will hustle to find himself back in the action.
Clemons still has a lot of potential, but will likely be strapped by his athleticism. It may be a bit of a reach for him at pick No. 99, but I think his dominance against the run is worth taking a shot on him. He could end up being a crucial player in third and short or goal-line situations.