NFL Draft 2022: Cleveland Browns Draft Analysis From The College Perspective

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2022 NFL Draft: From the college perspective, Cleveland Browns draft analysis, needs, picks, best value selection, and biggest reach

NFL Draft 2022: Cleveland Browns Draft Analysis

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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Rankings, Analysis
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Scroll down for Cleveland’s 2022 draft slots, last year’s picks, and best values and biggest reaches

Cleveland Browns Needs, Pre-Draft Analysis: NFL Draft 2022

So you’re worried that Cleveland traded away three straight first round picks, a third next year, and fourth rounder this year and another in 2024? 1) It’s Deshaun Watson. Forgetting everything else for a moment, he’s the franchise-changing playmaker Baker Mayfield wasn’t, and 2) Cleveland isn’t great at drafting.

It’s okay at getting serviceable starters, but outside of Nick Chubb and Denzel Ward – the only two Pro Bowl draft picks since the layup of No. 1 overall selection of Myles Garrett in 2017 – there aren’t enough high-end playmakers. Again, Deshaun Watson, and Amari Cooper. That’s two. That’s a start. Now …

The Browns could use another wide receiver, and reinforcements on for the defensive front would be nice. Free agency helped the line, but young parts are a must.

So who’ll be there for Cleveland in the second round? The first pick is the 44, and there are two more before 100 – there’s a chance to get some solid prospects. UConn DT Travis Jones would be a nice get at the right time, and Alabama’s Phidarian Mathis could step in, too.

They’re fliers, but some decent wide receiver prospects should be around at the 78. More likely, an end like San Diego State’s Cameron Thomas or Cincinnati’s Myjai Sanders would fit.

Cleveland Browns Draft Picks: NFL Draft 2022

2 (44)
3 (78)
3 (99)
4 (118)
6 (202) (from Cowboys)
7 (223) (from Lions)
7 (246) (from Bills)

Cleveland Browns 2021 Draft Picks

1 (26) CB Greg Newsome, Northwestern
2 (52) LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, Notre Dame
3 (91) WR Anthony Schwartz, Auburn
4 (110) OT James Hudson, Cincinnati
4 (132) DT Tommy Togiai, Ohio State
5 (153) LB Tony Fields, West Virginia
5 (169) S Richard LeCounte, Georgia
6 (211) WR Demetric Felton, UCLA

Cleveland Browns Draft Analysis: NFL Draft 2022

Draft analysis to come on the fly next weekend during the draft.

Cleveland Browns Best Value Pick, Biggest Reach, Late Flier: 2022 NFL Draft

Draft analysis to come on the fly next weekend during the draft.

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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Rankings, Analysis
QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs | OTs | OGs & Cs | DEs & Edge | DTs
LBs | Ss | CBs | 50 Greatest Value Draft Picks Ever
NFL Draft by college over last 5 years: 1-130 rankings

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