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2023 NFL Draft: Prospects to watch in TCU vs Kansas State

A few players the Cleveland Browns may be keeping their eyes on.

NCAA Football: Texas Christian at Kansas Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Browns are set to take on the Baltimore Ravens this Sunday. Since it’s never too early to look forward to the 2023 NFL Draft, the Browns scouting department may have eyes on a few players taking the field the night before Sunday’s AFC North matchup in Baltimore.

One of the premier matchups this weekend will be played in Fort Worth, Texas Saturday evening. The 8th-ranked TCU Horned Frogs will be taking on the 17th-ranked Kansas State Wildcats.

Here are a few prospects that the Cleveland Browns could show interest in:

TCU Horned Frogs

WR Quentin Johnston

The Cleveland Browns will want to be prepared to give Deshaun Watson the weapons he needs for his first full season under center in 2023. While the Browns have an embarrassment of riches in the running back room, surely GM Andrew Berry will be looking to shore up WR depth.

Quentin Johnston is an athletic and speedy 6’4” target. A big wide receiver that can make contested catches and take the top off the defense could pay dividends for the Browns.

LB Dee Winters

The Browns defense has been a disappointment so far in 2022. One of the biggest needs moving forward will likely be at the linebacker position. Dee Winters could be a prospect of interest.

A sideline-to-sideline missile, Winters makes up for being a little undersized with his athletic ability. The senior linebacker led TCU in tackles last year. This year, he has already accumulated 4.5 sacks through 6 games.

Kansas State Wildcats

DE/EDGE Felix Anudike-Uzomah

With Jadeveon Clowney potentially leaving after this season, the Browns are surely looking to find a potential bookend for Myles Garrett. Even if Clowney returns, Cleveland needs to find depth.

Anudike-Uzomah had six sacks the last time Kansas State played TCU. 2 of the 6 sacks were later taken away and put in the forced fumble tally. Felix finished last season with 11 sacks and 6 forced fumbles through 12 games. He has already collected 6.5 sacks this year and likely projects to be a 2nd or 3rd round draft pick.

DB/CB Julius Brents

Kansas State defensive back Julius Brents isn’t a high-end draft prospect that's likely to be chosen on day one or day two of the 2023 NFL Draft. However, the Browns will need CB help and Brents could be an interesting prospect as a late-round flyer or UDFA.