Want to know who the Cleveland Browns are going to pick in this year’s draft?
ESPN’s Todd McShay released his latest mock draft, which is his third installment.
The mock draft included a makeup of the first and second rounds.
For comparison sakes, in McShay’s first mock draft, he had the Browns taking wide receiver Tee Higgins in the first round.
In the second installment, McShay had the Browns selecting offensive tackle Josh Jones in the first round.
With the draft just days away, the third time is the charm, right?
McShay’s First Round Pick
With the No. 10 overall pick, McShay has the Browns taking Alabama offensive tackle Jedrick Wills Jr.
His reasoning for the draft choice included the following statement:
“The Browns brought in Jack Conklin in free agency, but they still need a left tackle opposite the former Titan. Wills played the right side at Alabama, but he is versatile enough to make the transition and continue Cleveland’s process in getting Baker Mayfield more protection. Louisville’s Mekhi Becton is another tackle to watch here.”
Wills Jr. is 6-foot-5, 320 pounds and decided to skip his senior season to enter the NFL Draft.
At Alabama, Wills Jr. started 29 games, including 28 consecutive starts to finish his career.
He primarily played right tackle and earned second-team All-American honors from the Associated Press.
According to his player description on the University’s player page, he allowed just one sack all season and only 3.5 quarterback hurries and missed just seven assignments for a success rate of 99%.
Alabama RT Jedrick Wills Jr. (#74) making some pancakes for breakfast. pic.twitter.com/CApxahMNNH
— Rob Paul (@RobPaulNFL) November 17, 2019
McShay’s Second Round Pick
With the No. 41 overall pick, McShay predicts the Browns will select LSU safety Grant Delpit.
Delpit was once considered a first-round prospect but sees him slipping to the second round.
His reasoning for the pick included the following statement:
“Free agent Damarious Randall won’t be back, and that Cleveland safety group is lacking. Delpit slid a bit throughout the year, and though he misses his share of tackles, he is a rangy defender over the top with good instincts.”
Delpit is 6-foot-3 and 220 pounds and has a long list of accomplishments.
In 2019, Delpit was the Jim Thorpe Winner, which is given to the nation’s top safety.
His awards also included being named to the First-Team All-American roster and First-Team All-SEC despite missing one game due to injury.
He made First-Team All-American in 2018 as well.
In 2018, Delpit led the SEC in interceptions (5) and finished second in the nation in passes defended (14).
Delpit’s overall stat line included 74 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, 5.0 sacks, five interceptions, four quarterback hurries, and one fumble recovery.
His stats from last season included 59 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, two interceptions, and one sack.
According to his player description on the University’s website, Delpit was a factor in limiting Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts to just 43 rushing yards in the team’s playoff victory.
Perfectly timed blitz by LSU S Grant Delpit for a huge sack. pic.twitter.com/aJGLQyr0Hm
— Rob Paul (@RobPaulNFL) December 7, 2019