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2021 NFL Mock Draft: Cleveland Browns Select DE Payton Turner at No. 91

The final pick of our community mock draft.

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With the 91st (and final) pick of the 2021 DBN Community NFL Mock Draft, the Cleveland Browns select...

Payton Turner, DE, Houston

The selection and write-up were made by Swagnasty:

Turner is a magnetic prospect, especially for the Browns. He’s a huge player, both in length and overall mass, and has exceptional athleticism to go along with it. This combo made him quite productive in college, and he has shown some versatility as well. Great at setting the edge as a run stopper, and as a pass rusher can line up in multiple spots though this might be limited at the NFL level. His technique and instincts are a work in progress, but he’s shown a lot of growth in the past few years and has the opportunity to shine in the right environment. Thanks to the Clowney and McKinley signings, Turner would not have immediate starter expectations and Clowney could even act as a sort of beta tester for the role Turner would eventually fill. On day 2 this kind of high athleticism, high production developmental prospect should be exactly the kind of guy we want.

An obvious question: will he actually be available here? Maybe! I’ve seen him mocked anywhere from round 2 to 6, although I do think there’s a good chance a team falls in love with his tools enough to take him at the top of that range. For the purposes of this very open-ended exercise I decided it was close enough. He will definitely be a name I’ll be watching on Friday. Other considerations would primarily be safety or wide receiver. I like Hamsah Nasirildeen a lot in this spot, but would be redundant with us taking JOK at #26. Someone like Anthony Schwartz would give our offense some firepower and hopefully a starter for 2022 and beyond.

Pokorny: “If Turner is available here, no one will argue with the pick! That’s the challenge of fast-forwarding a few picks, especially with different individuals making the pick: trying to guess whether someone will be available or not. That’s the fun in it, though — and there are many times we’ve seen the Browns draft prospects who fell to the sixth round and had ‘second-round talent,’ like Caleb Brantley. That isn’t quite the story here with Turner, but he would be a nice value player here.”

That concludes our 2021 DBN Community Mock Draft! Thank you to everyone who participated.

2021 DBN Community Mock Draft Results

Pick Team Username Selection
Pick Team Username Selection
1 Jacksonville Jaguars Your Friendly Neighborhood Esq. QB Trevor Lawrence
2 New York Jets fjblessi QB Zach Wilson
3 San Francisco 49ers TheDawgsPodcast QB Justin Fields
4 Atlanta Falcons yman1020 TE Kyle Pitts
5 Cincinnati Bengals GrandAdmiralThrawn0905 OT Penei Sewell
6 Miami Dolphins realmccoy WR Ja'Marr Chase
7 Detroit Lions xfl2001fan OT Rashawn Slater
8 Carolina Panthers Adam Rice CB Patrick Surtain II
9 Denver Broncos poultman QB Trey Lance
10 Dallas Cowboys StefanKnee LB Micah Parsons
11 New York Giants Barry Shuck WR DeVonta Smith
12 Philadelphia Eagles Big Cosmic News CB Jaycee Horn
13 Los Angeles Chargers Danielgarrett OT Christian Darrisaw
14 Minnesota Vikings eauclairefan DE/OLB Kwitty Paye
15 New England Patriots Bo154033 WR Jaylen Waddle
16 Arizona Cardinals brianberniebaker CB Caleb Farley
17 Las Vegas Raiders Crawford_T OT Teven Jenkins
18 Miami Dolphins Mudville LB Zaven Collins
19 Washington Football Team ScooterDMD QB Mac Jones
20 Chicago Bears wahoo7 OG Alijah Vera-Tucker
21 Indianapolis Colts yoderdame OT Samuel Cosmi
22 Tennessee Titans BrianB77 CB Asante Samuel Jr
23 New York Jets carrettbagel88 DE Jaelan Phillips
24 Pittsburgh Steelers Mean Ol' Pete RB Najee Harris
25 Jacksonville Jaguars Topanga Jeff DT Christian Barmore
26 Cleveland Browns tmartin5785 LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah
27 Baltimore Ravens TheCrackpot DE/OLB Azeez Ojulari
28 New Orleans Saints TheCannonGoesBOOM CB Greg Newsome II
29 Green Bay Packers OCMiami WR Kadarius Toney
30 Buffalo Bills BelieveInCleve DE Jayson Oweh
31 Baltimore Ravens Robo Dawg OT Jalen Mayfield
32 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Midnite Moses RB Travis Etienne
59 Cleveland Browns ProfessorBrowns CB Kelvin Joseph
89 Cleveland Browns Slaytanic Brownie DT Tommy Togiai
91 Cleveland Browns Swagnasty DE Payton Turner