Cleveland Browns mock draft: Re-tooling the defense
Cleveland Browns Fifth-Round Pick No. 130: Nick Broeker, OT, Mississippi
The Browns have the decision to make with left tackle Jedrick Wills in the coming offseason on whether or not they pick up his fifth-year option. Chris Hubbard is likely gone though the team did extend right tackle Jack Conklin they could use more depth at the position going forward.
Especially if they decide they don’t think Wills is the left tackle of the future they will need to find a replacement. Nick Broeker has plenty of experience after being a three-year contributor at Ole Miss running a lot of the same running schemes the Browns currently run. He has great short-area quickness that he backs up with power and makes a great developmental tackle prospect.
Cleveland Browns Fifth-Round Pick No. 146: Ji’Ayir Brown, S, Penn State
Grant Delpit has shown a ton of improvement since Week 8 with the team but outside of that, the safety room hasn’t been very good this season. Ji’Ayir Brown is a two-year starter for the Nittany Lions who has a knack for making the big play from his safety spot.
In 2021 Brown had six interceptions returning one for a touchdown followed by three interceptions this season. Brown has great ball skills and speed to move sideline to sideline in the back half of the secondary.