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Browns' Three-Round Mock Draft Between Mel Kiper & Todd McShay

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Two days ago, ESPN's Mel Kiper and Todd McShay got together and did a three-round, alternating mock draft between the two of them (Insider). The tone of this particular mock draft is supposed to be more interesting. In each of their regular mock drafts, Kiper and McShay might shuffle players around to come out with a first round that appeases everybody. For this alternating mock draft, Kiper and McShay acted like they were truly on the clock with each pick, with incorporates a greater sense of realism into the mock draft.

Heading into the Browns' first pick, the following players were already off the board: QB Jameis Winston, QB Marcus Mariota, WR Amari Cooper, DE Leonard Williams, DE Dante Fowler, OT Brandon Scherff, WR Kevin White, OLB Bud Dupree, RB Todd Gurley, WR DeVante Parker, and CB Trae Waynes.

Here is how things went down for the Browns' draft picks:

First Round

12. NT Danny Shelton - Mel Kiper - "Get an every-down, two-gapping, block-eating monster who can come in ready to help at a position of need? Don't mind if I do. We'll get the help at wide receiver later on. Malcom Brown is a consideration, but Shelton gets the edge."

19. OT Andrus Peat - Todd McShay - "The Browns need to add depth along their offensive line, and Peat is the No. 12 prospect on my board, so the value makes sense here."

Second Round

43. TE Maxx Williams - Todd McShay - "The Browns upgraded their defensive and offensive lines with their first two picks in Danny Shelton and Andrus Peat, and Williams gives them a pass-catching weapon at tight end to replace Jordan Cameron."

Third Round

77. OLB Nate Orchard - Todd McShay - "I'd like to get the Browns a wide receiver here, but there aren't any worth taking in this scenario. Orchard is a good fit to replace free-agent departure Jabaal Sheard in Cleveland's defense."


I don't know enough about Orchard, but the first three picks would be a nice haul for Cleveland, addressing the run defense, possibly improving the right side of the offensive line, and adding a more legitimate replacement for Cameron.