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Cleveland Browns draft review

Cleveland Browns draft review

2 (46). Greedy Williams, CB: 6-2, 185, LSU

3 (80). Sione Takitaki, LB: 6-1, 238, BYU

4 (119). Sheldrick Redwine, S: 6-0, 196, Miami

5 (155). Mack Wilson, LB: 6-1, 240, Alabama

5 (170). Austin Seibert, K: 5-9, 213, Oklahoma

6 (189). Drew Forbes, G: 6-5, 303, Southeast Missouri St.

7 (221). Donnie Lewis Jr., CB: 6-0, 190, Tulane

Grade: B+

John Dorsey gladly gave up his first-round pick to get Odell Beckham Jr., and then still managed to come away with Williams, who was once considered a possible top-15 selection. Trading up to get Williams ate into the Browns’ remaining capital, but they still found some high-upside options in Wilson and Forbes, who garnered a lot of interest late in the process.

Best pick: Concerns about his personality and lack of interest in tackling pushed Williams down the board, but he has terrific tools and is the best pure cover corner in the draft. Between Williams and Denzel Ward, Cleveland could have one of the league’s best young cornerback duos.

Upside pick: Wilson. At a similar spot (No. 150) in last year’s draft, Cleveland took linebacker Genard Avery, who impressed as a rookie. Considered a possible first- or second-round talent, Wilson brings similar upside, with a terrific combination of size and speed. If he can become more disciplined and hone his instincts, look out.

–Field Level Media

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