We have reached Day 3 of the 2023 NFL Draft, where the Cleveland Browns will be busy with six picks between rounds 4-7.
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
6:20 PM: The Browns no longer have a 7th round pick, as they dealt No. 229 overall to the Baltimore Ravens in exchange for a 6th round pick in 2024. More details on the trade can be found here. We will have our undrafted free agent tracker up soon, so stay tuned for that!
4:15 PM: In the sixth round, at No. 190 overall, the Browns selected C Luke Wypler. Our write-up on him is here. This is the second offensive lineman from the Ohio State Buckeyes that Cleveland has drafted. PFF calls him a steal:
2:15 PM: With their other fifth-round pick, the Browns drafted CB Cameron Mitchell at No. 142 overall. Our write-up on him is here. A fun fact, as PFF points out, is that he played together with Greg Newsome at Northwestern:
2:06 PM: In the fifth-round, at No. 140 overall, the Browns drafted QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson. Our write-up on him is here. PFF said the following about him:
1:44 PM: The Browns’ other fourth-round pick at No. 126 overall was DE Isaiah McGuire, and our article on him is here. Here is what PFF said about the pick:
12:43 PM: The first Browns’ pick of Day 3 is in, and at No. 111 overall, they selected OT Dawand Jones from the Ohio State Buckeyes. Our write-up on him is here. Here is what PFF thought of the pick:
11:50 AM: We are getting close to Day 3 starting, but here are a few quotes from the Browns on Day 2 of the draft, starting with GM Andrew Berry saying they had some potential trades they could’ve made, but they were really pleased with the two players who were still on the board at their respective picks:
“Yeah, actually we were. We had a couple opportunities around both picks. As I mentioned earlier, we were pretty pleased with the pool of players available at 74, so we felt comfortable sitting. We were really excited when Ika was there at 98. With that being said, there was an offer that we strongly considered a few picks beforehand. Just the team that we were dealing with, their player came off the board, so that made it a pretty easy decision for us to just sit with that pick.”
Berry also talked about where they first met with each player prior to the draft and their impressions on those meetings:
“Cedric, we spent most of our time with at the combine. We had a really good feel for him coming out of the fall. His background was pretty easy and really the thing that stood out is he’s just a consummate pro. Then Siaki, he was one of the players that we actually had in Berea. I think the thing that stood out with him was just his energy. He is a very energetic, big personality. And that comes across with the coaching staff, it came across in his meeting with me, came across with our support staff. He made a really favorable impression.”
Assistant GM Glenn Cook also boasted about Tillman’s size:
“I would say that’s definitely his strength. He’s a big dude, 6-3, 215, but I wouldn’t say he doesn’t have the ability to contribute on all three levels to get behind DBs and make plays down the field. I wouldn’t say we made a tradeoff in terms of size versus speed, but that’s definitely his strength.”
9:00 AM: Welcome to Day 3 of the NFL Draft! The Cleveland Browns made two picks on Friday, selecting WR Cedrick Tillman at No. 74, and DT Siaka Ika at No. 94.
Both of them were at the tail end of our DBN Big Board. so it was great to see them included in that. If I had only made it a Top 45 like last year, both of them wouldn’t have been on the big board.
As far as today’s picks go, Cleveland has the following selections:
- 4th Round: No. 111 (~12:23 pm ET)
- 4th Round: No. 126 (~1:08 pm ET)
- 5th Round: No. 140 (~1:46 pm ET)
- 5th Round: No. 142 (~1:50 pm ET)
- 6th Round: No. 190 (~4:07 pm ET)
- 7th Round: No. 229 (~5:40 pm ET)
The estimated times that the pick will occur are courtesy of Jack Duffin of The OBR on Twitter, based on last year’s times of those picks.