Browns add explosive EDGE in post-combine 2023 NFL Mock Draft
Round 3, Pick 98: Tyler Scott, WR, Cincinnati
Tyler Scott made it known during media sessions that he's a fan of Amari Cooper and would like to join the Cleveland Browns. A Norton High graduate, Scott had 899 yards and nine touchdowns as a junior while averaging 16.6 yards per catch.
On the field this week, Scott put on a show. He was one of the smoothest receivers in the gauntlet drill and had an impressive 4.44 in the 40-yard dash.
Cleveland is in solid shape on offense with Cooper and Donovan Peoples-Jones. However, we saw as the season wore on that their lack of depth was causing a real issue. They do have hope that David Bell can continue to develop but adding Scott gives them insurance there.
It also never hurts to think about the future. And in the very near future, DPJ will be in need of a new contract. He's not going to break the bank the way Cooper did but with their cap number already high, it's best to have in-house options ready just in case the player outperforms their spending limit.
Round 4, Pick 111: Keondre Coburn, DT, Texas
If the real draft goes this way, Cleveland fans will be losing their collective minds. They know defensive tackle is a major need but the Browns don't seem to be as concerned. Perhaps they believe Perrion Winfrey will take off this coming season. Or maybe they liked the growth Jordan Elliott showed near the end of 2022.
Even if each of those scenarios is true, they still won't have a big run-stuffer. That's why Keondre Coburn makes sense for them since they can fill their need but won't have to make it one of their top picks — which is what will be driving the fans mad.
Listed at 6-foot-2 and 332 pounds, Coburn has the size to clog running lanes. He's not fast, by any means, but he has light feet and can move as well as a nose tackle needs to. He's a bit older than Andrew Berry usually drafts but his experience as a 45-game starter could mean he would be an instant contributor, which would be huge from a Round 4 pick.