Re-grading the 2020 Cleveland Browns draft class

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2020 Cleveland Browns round 3 pick number 88- Jordan Elliott, defensive tackle, Missouri

So far the biggest miss in the draft for Andrew Berry has been a third-round pick in 2020 Jordan Elliott. In two seasons in the NFL, after being a pass-rushing specialist in college, he has produced just 0.5 sacks and hasn’t shown anything inspiring on tape.

Elliott has good athleticism, but he has not been able to make that translate to production on the field. He struggles with pad level, consistency, and pass rush technique and he must get better this season to make the roster past 2022. He will have every chance with a lack of starters in the defensive tackle room, but as of now, Elliott has been a swing and a miss.

Grade: D

2020 Cleveland Browns round 3 pick number 97- Jacob Phillips, linebacker, LSU

Jacob Phillips is another player that has had injury concerns the first two years in the league including a bicep tear that caused him to miss most of 2021. When he has been on the field he has shown great speed, athleticism, and side line to side line ability. He is a hyper-athletic linebacker that is a tackling machine that if healthy should be a great pairing with Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah.

Grade: C

2020 Cleveland Browns round 4 pick 115- Harrison Bryant, tight end, Florida Atlantic

When Harrison Bryant was drafted he was brought in to be tight end three on the roster and in that role hasn’t seen a ton of opportunity. In his two seasons with the Browns, he has received 66 targets and dropped four passes, dropping just one last season. Towards the middle of the season, he was a bright spot in a passing offense that was struggling.

He still needs to improve in the run blocking, though he is a very willing blocker and decent at it, to take a step forward in his career. He doesn’t have elite-level athleticism or physical traits but he is reliable and a great red-zone target for the Browns in what will be a bigger role in 2022.

Grade: B