The 2021 NFL Draft will begin on April 29 in Cleveland, and the Browns have four selections in the first three rounds:
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— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) March 23, 2021
The first round will be featured on the first night of the draft.
Then, rounds two and three will occur on Friday, April 30.
With Jadeveon Clowney joining the Browns, the team can turn its sights elsewhere.
Previously, it has been discussed that the team could add a cornerback in the first round.
The most notable cornerbacks that could be strong targets are Jaycee Horn (South Carolina) and Patrick Surtain II (Alabama), who are both sons of former NFL players.
However, if Andrew Berry and the front office elect not to do so, here are the three ideal first three round draft choices for the Browns:
1. Caleb Farley, cornerback
The Virginia Tech cornerback played two seasons as a Hokie before opting out of the 2020 season.
The North Carolina native was a tremendous high school quarterback.
When he committed to Virginia Tech, he was planning on playing wide receiver.
However, a knee injury forced him out of the 2017 season.
He came back as a redshirt freshman the following year and switched over to the cornerback position.
The 6-2, 197-lb Farley showed promised during his college career.
In his second and final collegiate season, he was arguably the best cornerback in the ACC.
First Team All-ACC
Converted WR to CB
In 2019, led ACC with passes defended (16), also had 4 INTs.
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If Farley limits the missed tackles, he would be an impressive addition to an already improved secondary for Cleveland.
A more consistent cornerback unit would lead to more Browns success in 2021.
2. Jamin Davis, linebacker
The Browns should have plenty of options with their second selection of the draft, pick No. 59.
LB Jamin Davis (Kentucky), WR Dyami Brown (North Carolina), CB Elijah Molden (Washington), and S Jamar Johnson (Indiana) could all be strong assets.
Davis comes in as the best pick here because of the Browns’ need at linebacker.
In his NFL.com draft profile, he is compared to Kiko Alonso, which would be good news for Browns fans.
His athleticism would be helpful to a Browns defense that struggled last season:
3. Alim McNeill, defensive tackle
In the third round, the Browns can add to one of the last draft needs, and that would be at the defensive tackle position.
Alim McNeill, who stands at 6-2 and 317 lbs, is considered a “good backup who could become [a] starter.”
Although he needs to improve his speed, he has a base that will give him the ability to be a part of a Cleveland defensive line:
If you're into nose tackles, check out NC State's Alim McNeil. He's currently No. 2 on the @PFF draft board.
Plays with leverage and shows incredible quickness for 320 pounds pic.twitter.com/1aZJJXPG7n
— Steve Palazzolo (@PFF_Steve) January 27, 2021
At North Carolina State, McNeill played double-digit games in each of his three seasons.
He finished his career with the Wolfpack with a flourish, as he scored his first touchdown as a college player on an interception returned for a touchdown.
With a selection at No. 89 and two picks later, the Browns will have a lot of flexibility in the 2021 draft.
Cleveland fans should be excited about the potential that the Browns have with their draft.
There will be many options for the Browns to consider, including trading multiple picks.
It will be very exciting to see what Berry, Kevin Stefanski, and company do in late April and early May.