Round 5: Josh Whyle
The Browns will almost certainly lose David Njoku to free agency in the offseason which leaves them in need of a new No. 2 tight end to serve as Austin Hooper’s understudy. Whyle could compete with Harrison Bryant for playing time as a rookie.
Whyle isn’t going to make a meaningful impact as an in-line blocker but he has the potential to be a plus pass-catcher when flexed out into space. Mayfield needs more weapons on the outside and he can provide him a boost in obvious passing downs when matched up with linebackers or safeties.
Round 6: Luke Tenuta
Tenuta is just the sort of big, but imperfect tackle prospect that teams like the Browns should be searching for late in the draft. He won’t be ready to play as a rookie, but he has the physical profile to grow into an adequate starter in time.
The former Virginia Tech star has great size and quality agility for the position. He must improve his technique if he’s going to make his mark at the pro level. In particular, he’s got to work on using better leverage at the point of attack. Even with his faults, he’s a worthwhile gamble in Round 6 for Cleveland.