The Cleveland Browns’ 2022 NFL season is coming to an end as they set about improving their 2023 roster. Defensively his line needs a lot of work, especially since Jaydeveon Clowney may not be returning to the team. April’s NFL Draft has plenty of talent at both defensive tackle and defensive end. Here we challenge him to replace Clowney in this 2023 NFL Mock Draft.
If the Browns want to improve their defense next season, they need to add talent next to and opposite Myles Garrett. He will receive a total of eight player nominations to improve his roster.
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Round 2, Pick 43: Andre Carter II, Edge, Army
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The Browns haven’t had a ton of production from the edge rusher position, with the exception of Myles Garrett, who consistently draws double teams. It has all the physical tools. Carter is a complete player who plays both as a rusher and in the run game.
In his last two seasons with the Army, Carter has totaled 14.5 sacks in 2021, and 3.5 sacks in 2022 with 17 tackles lost and 7 tackles lost. Carter is strong, athletic and explosive as a rusher and would make a great partner with Miles Garrett.
Round 3, Pick 99: Tucker Craft, Tight End, South Dakota
South Dakota’s Tucker Kraft will run from a host of Southern Illinois players while carrying the ball at Dana J. Dykehouse Stadium in Brookings on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021.
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Not much has come out of the tight end room other than starter David Njoku. Harrison Bryant has some value but hasn’t been able to improve his passing attack. Tucker Kraft measures 6 feet 5 and 255 pounds and moves fast enough to create a mismatch.
In the open field, he has great long speed and can get away from linebackers and some defensive backs. He also has an impactful strength as a blocker and a well-rounded tight end composition that helps extend the Browns’ offense.
Round 4, Pick 107: Keanu Benton, defensive tackle, Wisconsin
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The Browns’ defensive tackles are arguably one of the worst groups in the league this season. They’re regularly pushed out in the run game, giving enemy attacks easy yardage in midfield. Wisconsin’s Keene Benton, who stands at 6 feet 4 inches and weighs 317 pounds, can help solve this problem.
Benton absorbs a double team in the middle of the line that doesn’t show up on the stat sheet, but is key to delaying a rushing attack. He anchors the middle of the line and pushes the pocket in the passing game to prevent opposing quarterbacks from easily pocketing and extending the play.
Round 4, Pick 125: Marvin Mims, wide receiver, Oklahoma
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The Browns have to get more explosive on offense from new quarterback Deshawn Watson. Marvin Mims is an explosive player with a reliable hand who can always beat teams deep with speed. Mims will be able to launch this offense next season and take it to a level it hasn’t been able to reach this season.
Mims just turned 21 this year and is averaging 22 yards per catch in 2021 and 20.1 yards per catch this season. The role he steps into as a rookie won’t be a big one, but he will capitalize on his best assets: elite speed and explosiveness from the line of scrimmage.
Round 5, Pick 139: Owen Papaw, Linebacker, Auburn
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Owen Pappoe is an athletic linebacker who recognizes the player in front of him and reacts quickly with great speed and power. He has defended his runs the best, finishing the season with a total of 91 tackles, two sacks and one interception for the Tigers.
His age is a little older than the Browns typically draft, but with multiple seasons of 90+ tackles, it might be worth taking a chance. He has the tools to quickly become a good player on special teams, another area the team needs to improve on.
Round 5, Pick 147: Duce Vaughn, running back, Kansas
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With the team likely to move on from running back Kareem Hunt, the position needs more depth. Kansas State’s Duece Vaughn is a dual-threat player that seems to completely replace Hunt. Voe recorded consecutive seasons with his 1,404 rushing yards and he 1,558 rushing yards in 2021 and 2022 respectively.
In both seasons, he has logged over 40 receptions each year and can miss a man when in the open field. If so, he is a man used to being a hard worker.
Round 6, Pick 171: Cedric Van Plain, Center, GA
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Cendrick Van Prang is a big player with great motor at 6’4″ and 310 pounds for the defending champion Georgia Bulldogs. Weighing in at 310 pounds, he moves a lot and is always looking for work every time he plays. He aims to find someone and drive them back with a nasty streak from his center position.
The Browns may choose to re-sign center Ethan Pocic, allowing both Nick Harris and Dawson Deaton to add depth to the draft as they recover from knee injuries. may become. Van Plan would fit nicely in the Browns’ offensive line room between the two All-Pro guards.
Round 7, Pick 209: Jammie Robinson, Safety, Florida
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Jammy Robinson started his career two seasons at South Carolina before his final two seasons at Florida State. He is a versatile defensive his-back with excellent ball-his skills achieving a total of five interceptions in his last two seasons. But his influence doesn’t just stop at his game of passing. For the season, he recorded a total of 99 tackles with five tackles and one sack.
Robinson is another player with the tools and skill set to play a special team as soon as he matures into a defensive role. That trend is likely to continue this year.
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