Top 5 2023 NFL Draft prospects for Cleveland Browns to keep an eye on

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Here’s a first look at some top collegiate prospects that the Cleveland Browns could be targeting for next year’s 2023 NFL Draft

It’s never too early to start projecting what might happen in the future especially when we start talking about the NFL Draft and the Cleveland Browns. There are many outstanding collegiate players primed to have excellent seasons and be targeted as top prospects for the 2023 NFL Draft.

Cleveland has eight picks for in the upcoming 2023 NFL Draft — although, they don’t have a first-round pick because they traded that away for quarterback Deshaun Watson. Here are the selections they have in 2023:

2nd round pick

3rd round pick

4th round picks – 2 

5th round picks – 2 

6th round pick

7th round pick

These next top prospects we will look at are taking into account that the Browns aren’t scheduled to start drafting players until the second round. Many of these players could be drafted in the second round or either side of that round.

Some could move up into the first round while others could slide depending on how the year progresses for each of them.

Top 5 Cleveland Browns draft prospects

Oct 23, 2021; Lubbock, Texas, USA; Kansas State Wildcats offensive lineman Cooper Beebe (50) blocks Texas Tech Red Raiders defensive lineman Tyree Wilson (19) in the first half at Jones AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Prospect No. 5: Cooper Beebe, OT Kansas State

Cleveland is building a pretty solid offensive line but will need to continue to try and strengthen this area of the team. Jack Conklin is a free agent after the season, so the Browns will need to potentially find a replacement if he were to leave.

Cooper Beebe could be a great addition to Cleveland O-line. He’s entering his senior season at Kansas State and has had a good career so far. He’s also proven to be a versatile player, having played most positions along the offensive line. More than likely he’ll be looked at as a center or guard going into the NFL.

He’s considered to have excellent footwork and is a good pass defender but is an even better run defender as he’s a very physical player. The Browns are a running team so Beebe would fit the bill.

Beebe stands at 6-3 and 320 pounds and yet plays the position with light feet. He attacks the opponents more times than not too. He was actually recruited as a defensive tackle and switched to the offensive line.

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