- Browns need Grant Delpit to be best safety since first pick by Bill Belichick (Beacon Journal) - It’s asking a lot for No. 44 overall pick Grant Delpit to be great, but his coach at LSU likens him to Class of 2020 Hall of Famer Troy Polamalu. A perspective on the Browns’ intriguing new safety.
- Browns, with Jedrick Wills and Grant Delpit, have totally invested in the passing game — throwing it and stopping it (cleveland.com) - The Cleveland Browns for the 2020 NFL season will have a No. 1 pick in the draft throwing the ball to two of the 11 highest-paid receivers in the league, as they had last season. But they also added the highest-paid tight end in the league, handed out the league’s third-biggest contract for a right tackle, and took a left tackle at No. 10 in this draft.
- 5 things to know about Jordan Elliott and Jacob Phillips (clevelandbrowns.com) - The Browns bolstered their defense Friday by selecting DT Jordan Elliott and LB Jacob Phillips in the third round of the 2020 NFL Draft. Here are five things to know about the Browns’ third-round selections.
- Browns draft grades after Day 2 (Browns Wire) - The Cleveland Browns have selected three more players on day two of the 2020 NFL Draft and they went straight defense after addressing their offensive tackle in round one. The draft was largely chalk for Cleveland, with most Day 2 selections following their needs. Here’s how the selections of Grant Delpit, Jordan Elliott and Jacob Phillips are getting graded around the league.
- Eagles’ second-round selection of QB Jalen Hurts is a head-scratcher (Philadelphia Inquirer) - The only ways the Eagles can likely maximize the controversial drafting of Jalen Hurts would be for Carson Wentz to either get injured or for their franchise quarterback to not be what the team paid him to be last year.
- Bears now have 10 tight ends after selecting Cole Kmet (ESPN) - The Chicago Bears must believe in the strength-in-numbers theory at tight end. On Friday, the Bears made yet another attempt to improve their fortunes at tight end by using the 43rd overall pick of the 2020 NFL draft on Notre Dame’s Cole Kmet, who became the 10th tight end on Chicago’s offseason roster.
- Patriots trade up for TEs Asiasi, Keene in third round (NFL.com) - The Patriots traded Rob Gronkowski this week, a little over a year after he retired, and on Friday night, they selected two potential replacements with two trades. New England selected UCLA tight end Devin Asiasi with the 91st pick in the 2020 NFL Draft on Friday after trading with the Raiders to move up. They weren’t done there, as they also selected Virginia Tech’s Dalton Keene with the 101st pick after trading up with the rival Jets.
- NFL Draft 2020 Grades: Analysis of Every Team’s Day 2 Picks (si.com) - The first round of the draft went largely as expected on Thursday night (aside from Green Bay’s stunning trade up for quarterback Jordan Love). We even saw a classic trade back from the Patriots, who are one of seven teams that didn’t make a pick on Day 1 and are hoping to make a splash on Friday. Below is our instant analysis and grades for every pick from Rounds 2 and 3.