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Draft INSIGHT: S Alohi Gilman & S Jordan Fuller

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ROUND 6 potential draftees would provide youth, depth and added special teams

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The Browns have the 187th pick in the sixth-round. NFL clubs usually use defensive backfield selections to add to depth, competition in training camp, special team players, and as nickel and dime players. Both Alohi Gilman and Jordan Fuller could fill all of these roles.

S Alohi Gilman

Specifics:

College: Notre Dame

Height: 5’-11”

Weight: 202 pounds

40-time: 4.60

Career Tackles: 168

Career Interceptions: 3

Career Sacks: 1

Career Tackles for Loss: 6

Career Passes Defended: 12

Career Starts: 30

Positives:

  • Very good tackler
  • Quickly diagnoses plays
  • Will win from press coverage
  • Able to take good angles to locate ball
  • Excellent acceleration to cover up receivers
  • Competitive toughness
  • Senior Bowl invitee

Negatives:

  • Speed after an completion is sluggish
  • Average change of direction
  • Project player
  • Has problems with taller receivers
  • Range an issue
  • Special teams and sub-package player right off
  • Modest production in attacking the football while in flight

Expert Draft Site Analysis

Rotoworld.com

The 5-foot-11, 202-pounder transferred to Notre Dame following a stellar freshman season at Navy. He did so precisely with the NFL in mind - a 2017 Department of Defense rule stipulated that service academy grads had to serve at least two years of active duty service before applying for a waiver that could allow them to play pro sports. After sitting out a year as a transfer, Gilman was a standout starter each of the past two campaigns for the Irish. Gilman is a smart player who diagnoses quickly and plays with physicality.

College Football Playoff Semifinal at the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl - Clemson v Ohio State Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

S Jordan Fuller

Specifics:

College: Ohio State

Height: 6’-2”

Weight: 205 pounds

40-time: 4.67

Career Tackles: 216

Career Interceptions: 5

Career Sacks: 0

Career Tackles for Loss: 6

Career Passes Defended: 10

Career Starts: 45

Positives:

  • Intelligent
  • Very good work ethic and size
  • Deep coverage specialist
  • Blue collar hard effort athlete
  • Good in run support
  • Excellent special teams player
  • Very tough and best in zone
  • 2019 First Team All-Big 10
  • 2017 Third Team All-Big 10

Negatives:

  • Only decent tackler
  • Physical traits
  • Ability to collect himself is hit or miss
  • Lack of long speed
  • Fluidity an issue
  • Provides adequate spacing
  • Often over-ambitious on tackles

Expert Draft Site Analysis

thedraftnetwork.com

Jordan Fuller projects as a depth defender and potential special teams contributor at the next level. Fuller provides adequate spacing and an aggressive mentality on the back end of his defense, quick to fill and attack action in front of his face. But his issues as a tackler and lack of ideal physical skills to play a deep middle role make him a difficult projection on base defense. To thrive in the pros, he’ll need to clean up his habits with over-ambitious angles to fill into the LOS and tackle better.