Browns 2023 NFL Mock Draft: Tuli Tuipulotu kicks off seven-round mock

USC Defensive lineman Tuli Tuipulotu. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
USC Defensive lineman Tuli Tuipulotu. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /
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Tight end Tyler Stephens of the Missouri Tigers fumbles the ball is he is hit by defensive back BeeJay Williamson of the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images) /

Round 5, Pick 144: BeeJay Williamson, S, Louisiana Tech

On the third day of the draft, it’s all about finding traits to work with. BeeJay Williamson is far from a complete product — with issues in tackling and a slight frame — but he’s instinctive, fast, and versatile. He played in the slot for much of his career but spent his final campaign playing deep safety, where he excelled.

Cleveland could use someone capable of defending the deep ball, and that’s something he can help with.

Round 6, Pick 190: PJ Mustipher, DT, Penn State

The Browns add another from Penn State as they add PJ Mustipher in the sixth round. Mustipher is another player who doesn’t fit into the guardrails due to his age but the fifth-year senior was a force in 2022.

Listed at 6-foot-4 and 323 pounds, Mustipher is a mammoth nose tackle known for shutting down the running game. He won’t play on third downs but he has a non-stop motor and can help the defense get into passing situations — which will allow them to unleash their edge rushers.

Round 7, Pick 231: Evan Hull, RB, Northwestern

Right now, Nick Chubb and Jerome Ford are the only pure running backs on the roster. Demetric Felton is there as well but he’s spent as much time at receiver as he has running back and had some major fumbling problems in 2022.

That’s why it makes sense to add some depth to the position. That’s where Evan Hull from Northwestern comes in. The 5-foot-11, 210-pound running back had 1,922 yards and 12 touchdowns in his final two seasons and added 88 receptions for 810 yards and four touchdowns as a receiver in that span as well.