We will have all of your Browns-related coverage on the draft here at Dawgs By Nature throughout the weekend. This thread will act as a “live blog,” with updates about the latest small rumors, picks, or trades involving Cleveland or other NFL teams. You should also use the comments section as your NFL Draft open thread! (Newest updates will be at the top of the live blog below)
Browns NFL Draft Live Blog
6:45 PM: With the 246th pick in the seventh round, the Browns took C Dawson Deaton from Texas Tech. Our write-up on the pick is here.
That concludes the Browns’ 2022 NFL Draft, but the fun isn’t quite over yet: we’ll now be tracking undrafted free agent signings at our new thread over here.
5:50 PM: With the 223rd pick in the seventh round, the Browns selected defensive end Isiah Thomas from Oklahoma. Our write-up on the pick is here.
5:20 PM: As the Browns work their way through Day 3 of the NFL Draft, the question of Baker Mayfield’s next team is still hanging out there. On Friday, general manager Andrew Berry said the team will “deal with that situation as it progresses.”
For now, the situation seems to have slowed down, and NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport tossed in his two cents about the potential of Mayfield and the Seattle Seahawks being a match.
4:40 PM: With the 202nd pick in the sixth round, the Browns drafted WR Michael Woods. Our write-up on the pick is here.
3:15 PM: With the addition of running back Jerome Ford, Cleveland’s running back room is filling up with Ford joining Nick Chubb, Kareem Hunt and D’Ernest Johnson. Then there is Demetric Felton, the team’s sixth-round selection in last year’s draft.
While some want the Browns to use Felton as a slot receiver, he did have 18 receptions for an average of 10.1 yards per catch with two touchdowns as a rookie, but it appears that the Browns will keep Felton in the running back room this season. It will be interesting to see how that shakes out as it is unlikely that the Browns will keep five running backs on the roster.
#Browns scout Max Paulus says Demetric Felton will be in RB room moving forward. Spent most of time at WR last year— Scott Petrak ct (@ScottPetrak) April 30, 2022
2:48 PM: The Browns’ next pick is scheduled to come in the 6th round at No. 202 overall.
2:45 PM: I don’t think the Browns will be moving one of their running backs (Kareem Hunt or D’Ernest Johnson), but since both are in the final year of their contract, Ford is a one-year advance on replacing one of them in 2023:
2:32 PM: With the 156th pick of the NFL Draft in the fifth round, the Browns selected RB Jerome Ford. Our write-up on him is here.
2:10 PM: Hmmm, interesting. The Browns are trading CB Troy Hill back to the Los Angeles Rams, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. It does not impact this year’s draft, but Cleveland will receive a 5th-round pick in 2023 in exchange. Thomas Moore has an article up with more details of the trade.
1:58 PM: The Browns’ Day 2 picks have arrived in Berea:
Our Day 2 picks are in the building pic.twitter.com/UOJ4UU7VxC— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) April 30, 2022
1:20 PM: A couple of items of note about defensive tackle Perrion Winfrey and kicker Cade York. Looks pretty good from where we are sitting.
The Cleveland Browns pick Oklahoma DL Perrion Winfrey at No. 108 overall.— PFF Draft (@PFF_College) April 30, 2022
FIFTY-SIX pressures since 2020 (1st among Big 12 DLs) pic.twitter.com/amp3MpumAi
CADE YORK IS A CLEVELAND BROWN— PFF CLE Browns (@PFF_Browns) April 30, 2022
91.4 field goal/extra point grade in 2021 ( among all FBS kickers) pic.twitter.com/tcRKLHxq5j
1:15 PM: I think most Browns fans are pleased that the team grabbed York. The criticisms about the pick aren’t related to his abilities, but rather that the fourth round is too early for a kicker. I don’t really care about that:
1:05 PM: With the 124th pick, the Browns selected K Cade York. Our write-up on the selection is here.
12:42 PM: The Browns were on the clock at No. 118, but they opted to trade the pick to the Minnesota Vikings. In exchange, they have added No. 156 this year (a fifth rounder), and a 2023 fourth-round pick.
Our first draft day trade today:— Field Yates (@FieldYates) April 30, 2022
The Browns trade: Pick 118
The Vikings trade: Pick 156, a 2023 4th round pick
12:35 PM: From a hype and motivational perspective, I am getting energized listening to Winfrey. He is @$%#ing stoked right now.
12:32 PM: Here are some highlights to get you prematurely excited about Winfrey. Also, the Browns’ next pick will be at No. 118 overall, which will probably come up in the next 25-30 minutes.
12:28 PM: Here is what PFF had to say about Winfrey:
12:15 PM: With the 108th pick of the NFL Draft, the Browns selected DT Perrion Winfrey. Read our write-up on the pick here.
9:50 AM: Here is a list of top prospects still available on Day 3 per position, from Jake Burns of The OBR. My eyes darted to K Cade York — I think we could see him selected as one of the team’s three fourth round picks.
9:40 AM: As noted last night, the Carolina Panthers seem to be out of the running for QB Baker Mayfield now. That seems to mean that Cleveland lost a bit of leverage regarding trading him, if the Seahawks are interested. However, Josina Anderson reports that Cleveland is still willing to play the long game with him — my guess is that they could hold on to Mayfield, and then if an injury happens to some starting quarterback, that could entice a trade:
Lot of folks saying #Browns have no leverage when it comes to Baker Mayfield. Repeating what I reported at Owners Meetings, it’s my understanding the powers that be are prepared & budgeted to play the long game IF need be. BM is still the best option when need outweighs patience.— IG: JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) April 30, 2022
9:30 AM: Good morning, Browns fans, and welcome to Day 3 of the NFL Draft! Heading into Saturday, the Browns have six draft picks. They will be picking fast-and-furious with three of the first 19 picks in the fourth round. Then, they will have a long wait until their next pick.
- Round 4, No. 108 overall
- Round 4, No. 118 overall
- Round 4, No. 124 overall
- Round 6, No. 202 overall
- Round 7, No. 223 overall
- Round 7, No. 246 overall