Cleveland Browns Draft: 3 Early Possible DT Targets in 2023

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Cleveland Browns’ DT Target No. 2: Siaki Ika

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The opposite of Kancey, Baylor’s Siaki Ika is a behemoth at defensive tackle. The Salt Lake City native stands at 6-foot-4 and brings with him nearly 350-plus pounds of beef. Ika is your guy if you want a defensive anchor who can hold his own against a rushing attack but can also overpower blockers, break through, and hit the opposing quarterback. That sounds like an oversimplification, but it’s true. Ika could very well end up being a game-changer for the Browns.

PFF grades him out as a well-rounded prospect heading into next April’s draft. 74.8 in the pass-rushing department and 66.4 while defending the run. Naturally, Ika’s speed isn’t the best, but his physical frame combined with a shattering tackling technique allows him to cause chaos in the middle. What he lacks in speed due to his size, Ika makes up for in the aforementioned technique, heavy hands, and a noteworthy motor.

The Browns need someone who can disrupt offensive lines, and Ika will do that. He gets out of his stance and can either split a double team or overpower interior linemen single-handedly. Ika will need to work on his conditioning at the next level, and adding some muscle to make sure his power translates to the NFL level will be needed. Big-picture-wise, Ika is the type of player that’s missing from the Browns’ interior.