The NFL Draft is just around the corner and the Cleveland Browns still have a few areas of concern heading into the 2020 season.
There are some obvious big-name prospects like offensive tackle Andrew Thomas that have been linked to Cleveland this offseason.
However, there are a few sleeper players that could potentially be great fits for the Browns.
1. Safety – Geno Stone
The three-year safety out of Iowa could potentially be a solid draft pick for the Browns.
Geno Stone was limited to seven games his first year at Iowa, but still recorded 17 tackles and one interception that season.
He posted a strong sophomore campaign with 39 total tackles and four interceptions.
Stone finished off his junior season on a high note and definitely made a name for himself.
He recorded 46 solo tackles, 70 total tackles, one sack, and one interception during the 2019 season.
.@HawkeyeFootball S Geno Stone has some of the best instincts in this class. He’s got such a big vision head start on so many plays and really trusts what he sees.
Stone creates big plays with his instincts.pic.twitter.com/mMd4ZvZblv
— Austin Gayle (@PFF_AustinGayle) March 3, 2020
He earned coverage grades of 84.5 and 89.8 during each of the last two seasons.
The Browns are fairly thin at the safety position, so Stone is someone who could immediately make an impact on the team.
2. Offensive Tackle – Jack Driscoll
The Browns have been linked to plenty of tackles this offseason, but Jack Driscoll should be on their radar heading into draft day.
Driscoll made a name for himself at UMass when he only allowed 14 pressures on 530 pass blocking snaps in 2017.
He transferred to Auburn after that season, but that didn’t slow him down.
During his Auburn career he allowed 22 total pressures on 829 pass-blocking snaps.
Driscoll ended up testing as one of the best tackles during the NFL Combine.
Cleveland should keep Driscoll in the back of their mind if they aren’t able to land one of the top tier tackles during the early rounds of the draft.
Auburn right tackle Jack Driscoll keeps his feet and hands active in his pass sets. Good initial burst out of his stance too. He’s got to get stronger at the point of attack, but the movement skills are there. #NFLDraft pic.twitter.com/y4b6rZKilI
— Evan Lazar (@ezlazar) April 17, 2020
3. Wide Receiver – K.J. Hill
The Browns have Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry, but adding depth at wide receiver is never a bad idea.
The four-year Ohio State product K.J. Hill should be on the Browns radar heading into draft day.
He was limited to eight games during his first season, but finished with 18 receptions for 262 receiving yards and one touchdown.
Hill came back and made a splash his sophomore year when he finished with 56 receptions, 549 yards, and three touchdowns.
He put together an outstanding junior season where he hauled in 70 receptions, 885 yards, and six touchdowns.
Hill was a popular player in the end zone his senior year when he finished with 57 receptions, 636 yards, and 10 touchdowns.
He hauled in over 200 receptions and more than 2,300 receiving yards during his four seasons at Ohio State.
His ability to get off the line of scrimmage is incredible for such a young player.
Hill is one of the best route runners in the entire draft class, but his lack of speed does cost him at times.
He is not expected to be a star receiver, but could add some value to the Browns roster.
You can never have enough depth in the NFL and Hill is a solid guy to have on your roster to fall back on.
Think this play from K.J. Hill does a good job of highlighting some of the things he does well:
– Crisp route against man coverage to get a step on 4th and short
– Body control to adjust to pass behind him
– Hands to make the catch through contact
📰: https://t.co/0r6wCLADd9 pic.twitter.com/4M9ji4L0oU
— Ben Linsey (@PFF_Linsey) April 17, 2020
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