Orlovsky, a 12-year NFL veteran quarterback, is on hand to cover the 2021 NFL Draft.
And he likes what he sees from Cleveland so far.
Well, most of what he sees:
I know why you say that, Dan pic.twitter.com/d9ZQpfKX3c
— ℂ𝕙𝕒𝕣𝕝𝕚𝕖 𝔹𝕒𝕝𝕕 (@charlesbaldpty) April 30, 2021
But it’s not just the fans endearing themselves to the NFL Live contributor that has him raving about the Browns.
He was just as impressed with Andrew Berry’s first-round selection of cornerback Greg Newsome II.
That prompted Orlovsky to declare the Browns as one of the best bets to knock Kansas City out of the next Super Bowl.
— Dan Orlovsky (@danorlovsky7) April 30, 2021
Then came Day Two and the second-round steal of linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah.
Throw in the addition of the new “fastest man in the NFL” Gregory Schwartz, and the Browns status jumped again.
In fact, Orlovsky now calls them “a freaking problem” for the rest of the league.
— Dan Orlovsky (@danorlovsky7) May 1, 2021
We’re sure Orlovsky means this in the most admirable way possible.
Indeed, Andrew Berry and the rest of the Browns draft team are earning praise from around the league.
Andrew Berry On Top Of His Game
Berry followed up an excellent free agency haul with two of the top steals of the draft so far.
If it wasn’t for the Chicago Bears’ trading up for Justin Fields, Cleveland might be all anyone is talking about.
One could argue the Browns got lucky with how Owusu-Koramoah fell into the middle of the second round.
But that doesn’t take away from the fact Berry pulled the trigger on a deal that brought him to Cleveland.
— Dan Orlovsky (@danorlovsky7) April 29, 2021
Things could have been very different had pre-draft predictions come true.
Many mock drafts had the four top cornerbacks off the board well before the Browns’ first pick came up.
When Newsome was still available, Berry had to choose between Owusu-Koramoah and the elite corner.
Had he chosen JOK, who knows what the Browns’ choices would be in the second round?
As it is, Berry’s first two picks bought him some slack when to comes to his third-round choice.
Andrew Berry keeps this up, he's gonna get a statue. #Browns
— Daryl Ruiter (@RuiterWrongFAN) May 1, 2021
Schwartz does not enjoy the “sure thing” label his fellow draft class enjoys.
But who doubts Berry and Kevin Stefanski will turn the speedy receiver into a weapon?
Certainly not Dan Orlovsky, who seems destined to call the Browns a division title favorite soon.
And that would mean something since he was among the first to call Baker Mayfield’s comeback 2021 season.