Last week, Todd McShay and Mel Kiper of ESPN posted a “dueling, two-round mock draft” so readers could better compare and contrast their drafts against each other.
Each person did a two-round mock draft. The results are below for the Cleveland Browns; of course, without a first-round pick, Cleveland only gets to see one selection mocked for them.
No. 49 Overall: S Nasir Adderley, Delaware | “The Browns have yet to replace Jabrill Peppers, who was included in the Odell Beckham Jr. trade last month. Adderley is a deep safety with stellar ball skills.”
No. 49 Overall: OT Dalton Risner, Kansas State | “This offense has weapons, but every good offense still has to have protection. Let’s give Baker Mayfield time to scramble and make plays.”
To be fair to Kiper, his comment about not replacing Peppers came before the Browns signed S Morgan Burnett. But even with the addition, and the acquisition of S Eric Murray, Cleveland could be in the market for a younger, high-caliber starting safety.