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2018 NFL Mock Draft: Cleveland Browns Select CB Denzel Ward at No. 4

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The Browns add a key defensive player to follow up on taking a QB at No. 1.

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With the fourth pick of the 2018 DBN Community NFL Mock Draft, the Cleveland Browns select...

Denzel Ward, CB, Ohio State

The selection and write-up were made by Keyser Sozze:

I have a plan that is going to help get rid of a huge hole in our defense with this pick. This gives the Browns a shutdown corner and adds to the depth at cornerback addressed in free agent pick-ups Mitchell and Carrie, along with Boddy-Calhoun, and we finally get to see what Wilson can do now that he is healthy. Opposing quarterbacks won’t be able to release the ball as quickly now with our Dawgs up front zeroing in with bad intentions. Now the norm will be these quarterbacks running for their lives when playing Cleveland and one of two bad things are going to happen:

1. There are no receivers open, so instant pain for them to cry about
2. The pass rush forces them into mental mistakes and our defensive backs get to enjoy the tasty interceptions.

I’m sure Gregg Williams already has some new plays drawn up so his defense can take advantage of this great player with 4.32 speed and such tight coverage skills that if the quarterback doesn’t make his throw of the day, the ball isn’t getting completed. I almost forgot that he is one of the most amazing punt/kick blockers that I have ever seen, so look for at least one block this season in addition to some field misses and shanked punts because they are having to rush to get them off.

Pokorny: “I thought the bold formatting throughout was a mistake at first...but some of you will pick up on it. I wouldn’t automatically bank on one blocked kick per season; that just gets incredibly hard to do at the NFL level. But the Browns needed a top-tier player in the secondary, and Ward is one of the candidates to fit that bill. Being from Ohio State and a local product in general will get fans behind him instantly.”

The Denver Broncos are up next, led by poultman.

2018 DBN Community Mock Draft Results

Pick Team Username Selection
Pick Team Username Selection
1 Cleveland Browns Grimflick QB Lamar Jackson
2 New York Giants Your Friendly Neighborhood Esq. QB Baker Mayfield
3 New York Jets jclark22 DE Bradley Chubb
4 Cleveland Browns Keyser Sozze CB Denzel Ward
5 Denver Broncos poultman RB Saquon Barkley
6 Indianapolis Colts Browns95 OG Quenton Nelson
7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ezweav DB Minkah Fitzpatrick
8 Chicago Bears Ostate84 LB Tremaine Edmunds
9 San Francisco 49ers Mudville DE Marcus Davenport
10 Oakland Raiders makeaplay59 LB Roquan Smith
11 Miami Dolphins Swagnasty QB Josh Rosen
12 Buffalo Bills GratefulDawg QB Sam Darnold
13 Washington Redskins Maul Poleski S Derwin James
14 Green Bay Packers Darth_Batman DE/OLB Harold Landry
15 Arizona Cardinals Brocolis154033 QB Josh Allen
16 Baltimore Ravens Fluke_on_target WR Calvin Ridley
17 Los Angeles Chargers Crawford_T DT Vita Vea
18 Seattle Seahawks OhioCityBrownsBeliever CB Mike Hughes
19 Dallas Cowboys Topanga Jeff OG Will Hernandez
20 Detroit Lions clefan4lif DT Taven Bryan
21 Cincinnati Bengals Robo Dawg OG Isaiah Wynn
22 Buffalo Bills a2342432a WR Christian Kirk
23 New England Patriots unoservix OT Kolton Miller
24 Carolina Panthers mrwhitman WR D.J. Moore
25 Tennessee Titans troy145 DE/OLB Arden Key
26 Atlanta Falcons BrianB77 DT Da'Ron Payne
27 New Orleans Saints Legoman0721 LB Lorenzo Carter
28 Pittsburgh Steelers xfl2001fan LB Leighton Vander Esch
29 Jacksonville Jaguars kizer america LB Rashaan Evans
30 Minnesota Vikings pt_999 OT Mike McGlinchey
31 New England Patriots Matt Wood TE Mike Gesicki
32 Philadelphia Eagles Adam Rice OT Connor Williams
33 Cleveland Browns fjblessi DT Maurice Hurst
34 New York Giants anthszabo RB Derrius Guice
35 Cleveland Browns tmartin5785 DE Sam Hubbard