2020 NFL Draft: Cleveland Browns 7-round mock

Andrew Thomas, Georgia Bulldogs. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
Andrew Thomas, Georgia Bulldogs. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /
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Jacob Breeland, Oregon Ducks
Jacob Breeland, Oregon Ducks. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /

Fifth Round

Cleveland does not have a fifth-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Sixth Round

Pick Analysis. Oregon Ducks. Jacob Breeland. 187. 820. Scouting Report. TE. player

At the latter part of the draft, you’re really just looking for players who have a chance to make the 53-man roster of have a shot at developing on a team’s practice squad. Tight end is a tertiary need for the Browns, so going with Jacob Breeland out of Oregon makes some sense here with the No. 187 overall pick in the sixth round.

Though never a high-volume receiver, 13 of Breeland’s 74 career catches with the Ducks went for touchdowns. Clearly, he was a favorite target for sure-fire top-10 pick Justin Herbert during their time together in Eugene. Breeland won’t take David Njoku‘s spot as the top tight end in town, but maybe he can become a solid No. 2 option at tight end for the Browns one day?

Seventh Round

804. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. LB. Dontavious Jackson. Florida State Seminoles. 236. player

With the linebacker position not addressed earlier in the draft, Cleveland may want to look here instead of sufficing less pressing needs like cornerback, quarterback or along the defensive line. Though Florida State became irrelevant during his time in Tallahassee, maybe the Browns can tap into what got Dontavious Jackson a scholarship to a major ACC school in the first place?

Jackson leaves the ACC with 154 career tackles, but only played in 36 career games over four years with the Seminoles. Averaging only nine games played a season doesn’t sound like a ton of promise, but maybe he can be a factor for Cleveland one special teams as young NFL player?

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Overall, Cleveland won’t be able to fill all of its draft-day needs with the amount of picks they have available. Prioritizing offensive tackle and pass-rushing gives them the best chance to succeed. But outside of adding a wide receiver or a tight end, don’t expect the Browns to land a ton of explosive playmakers in this draft. They’ll look to get better in the trenches and on defense.