Cleveland Browns NFL Draft grades: What you talking about, Jedrick Wills Jr.?

Jedrick Wills Jr., Alabama Crimson Tide. (Photo by Roy K. Miller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
Jedrick Wills Jr., Alabama Crimson Tide. (Photo by Roy K. Miller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /
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Grant Delpit, LSU Tigers
Grant Delpit, LSU Tigers. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) /

Second Round

Grant Delpit. player. 817. S. LSU Tigers. 44. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis

The Browns only had to move back three spots from their original selection at No. 41 in the second round in their deal with the Indianapolis Colts. They ended up with No. 44 and No. 160 in the sixth round in the process. To move down three spots and pick up a sixth-rounder is great, but if that new second-round pick is the latest Jim Thorpe Award winner, you win big time.

And that was the case for the Browns on Friday night, as they added another Bayou Bengal to their roster. Safety Grant Delpit is the latest LSU Tigers star to join the Browns organization. Delpit was projected as a high first-round pick entering the season, but a few miscommunications in the back-end of the defense down the stretch led him to be a second-round pick.

It was weird to see Delpit get this slandered throughout the draft process. So what if teams like the Clemson Tigers were able to beat him deep in coverage? That’s the best program in football he’s going up against. And who cares who incredible Derek Stingley Jr. is as a true freshman? He won’t be draft eligible until 2022 at the absolute earliest.

Delpit joins his college teammate Greedy Williams in the Browns secondary. They already have a pair of former Bayou Bengal standouts at wide receiver in Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham Jr. Though the Browns did get good value with their first-round pick in Alabama offensive tackle Jedrick Wills Jr., the value is even greater here in Delpit, who was the better player in college.