Browns add explosive EDGE in post-combine 2023 NFL Mock Draft

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Round 5, Pick 144: Ivan Pace, LB, Cincinnati

While he didn't work out at the combine, Ivan Pace, Jr. has done enough to prove he's an NFL-worthy player. During his three seasons with Miami, he continued to progress and then broke out with 125 tackles and a pick in 2021.

From there, Pace transferred to Cincinnati and had 136 tackles and nine sacks for the Bearcats. He was also credited with 20.5 tackles for a loss, proving to be a problem when he was sent into the opposing backfield.

At 5-foot-10 and 231 pounds, he won't make a living rushing the passer but is still worth a pick in Round 5.

Round 6, Pick 190: Keaton Mitchell, RB, East Carolina

Nick Chubb is still going to be one of the best running backs in the NFL in 2023 and Jerome Ford is expected to be better than what we saw from Kareem Hunt last year. Still, the Browns are going to be in need of another running back with Hunt and D'Ernest Johnson hitting free agency.

Enter Keaton Mitchell from East Carolina. He's undersized at 5-foot-8 and 179 pounds but has incredible speed. He showed that off with a 4.37 in the 40-yard dash.

He's also a weapon in the passing game, hauling in 48 receptions for 505 yards the past two seasons.

Round 7, Pick 231: Malaesala Aumavae-Laulu, OT, Oregon

Behind Jack Conklin and Jedrick Wills, the Browns have questionable depth at offensive tackle. James Hudson has been decent at times, but that's it.

They're not likely to panic but instead, wait until their final selection. Here, they bring in Malaesala Aumavae-Laulu from Oregon. At 6-foot-5 and 317 pounds, he looks the part of an NFL tackle. He's raw, but Cleveland has the best O-line coach in the game in Bill Callahan. That could lead to Aumavae-Laulu reaching his full potential.

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