Browns draft: 6 players to watch at the 2023 NFL Scouting Combine

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5. Deuce Vaughn, RB, Kansas State

Another potential position of need for the Browns is at running back. They're not in line for a starter since Nick Chubb is still going strong. In fact, he just had the best season of his five-year career with 1,525 yards and 12 touchdowns.

They shouldn't even need a RB2, despite Kareem Hunt's eventual exit. Hunt was great in this role but it's clear his future is outside of Cleveland. The good news is that they have Jerome Ford, a fifth-round pick from a year ago.

Ford showed off his speed and evasiveness while running kicks back in 2022 but was hardly used in the backfield. For that reason, the Browns would be smart to add some insurance.

One option is to bring back D'Ernest Johnson, who proved he can get it done when he twice topped 100 yards in a game during 2021. Another would be to land someone in the draft.

If this is the route they choose, Deuce Vaughn is a name to watch. At just 5-foot-6 and 172 pounds, Vaughn won't be an early pick. Teams won't be looking at him as an every-down back which will hurt his stock. For the Browns, this is perfectly fine.

They know they have guys who can carry it 20-times per game. What they don't have is someone like Vaughn who can take it to the house on any given play.

During his three seasons with K-State, Vaughn racked up 3,604 yards and 34 touchdowns on the ground and 1,280 yards and nine scored through the air. He's lightning in a bottle and should be fun to watch this week in Indy.