Cleveland Browns mock draft post Deshaun Watson debut
By Jacob Roach
The long-awaited debut for Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson is in the books let’s look at how April’s draft might play out with this 2023 mock draft
The Cleveland Browns finally won two games in a row as quarterback Deshaun Watson returned after his 11-game suspension. Watson has a long way to go to return to his suspension form and he will have a chance to answer a lot of questions in front of him.
Let’s look at how April’s draft may play out for the team with Watson back under center.
Cleveland Browns mock draft
Round 2, Pick 43- Mazi Smith, Defensive Tackle, Michigan
Adding Michigan’s Mazi Smith would be exactly what the doctor ordered for the Browns standing 6-foot-3 and weighing in at 337 pounds. There’s some controversy surrounding Smith that may cause him to fall in the draft and some teams may avoid him. Smith is facing a felony weapon charge after he was pulled over with a firearm without a proper permit.
In terms of the player on the field, Smith is a problem in the running game eating blocks and anchoring the middle of the line. His numbers aren’t flashy and he requires refinement as a pass rusher, lacking moves to consistently win, but his impact is obvious on film.
The Browns have had issues with their defensive tackles being driven back something that you don’t see happen often to Smith. He has shown flashes as a pass rusher and possesses all the physical tools needed if an NFL team is able to develop him he could be a real impact player.