New mock draft has Browns surprisingly selecting a safety with the 55th overall pick

The fanbase of the Cleveland Browns would not react well if they selected a safety with the 55th overall pick in the 2024 NFL draft. However, in Draft Wire’s newest mock draft, it’s USC’s Calen Bullock who lands in Cleveland in the second round.

Here is what Draft Wire’s Curt Popejoy had to say on Bullock and the Browns:

“The Browns finally go on the clock and opt for USC safety Calen Bullock. Bullock can do everything in the secondary and he backed up with a very good combine.”

Bullock is known as a long and rangy safety who can cover a great deal of ground on the back end. He is, however, a bit of a spotty tackler in space.

This past season with the Trojans, Bullock amassed 63 total tackles, two interceptions (nine on his career), and seven passes defended. He measured in at 6-foot-2 and 188 pounds at the NFL Scouting Combine, where he ran a 4.48 40-yard dash.

This is a bit of an odd selection for the Brown here. With Grant Delpit, Juan Thornhill, and Ronnie Hickman all under contract for at least two more seasons, and with D’Anthony Bell still on the team for at least 2024, the need at safety is not pressing enough to burn the 55th overall pick on.

Story originally appeared on Browns Wire