CLEVELAND, Ohio – As mock draft season wraps up and the 2021 NFL Draft gets ready to begin on Thursday, we turned to our Football Insider subscribers to see how they think the first round will go.
Why should you believe them?
How about because they hit on a Browns draft pick last year.
That’s right. We had the mock draft go 41 picks deep due to the Browns having two picks in that range in 2020, and Football Insiders had the Browns taking LSU safety Grant Delpit with the 41st pick.
The Browns ended up trading down three spots with the Colts, but still took Delpit with the 44th pick.
Football Insiders ended up hitting on five of the first seven picks of last year’s draft. They had the Browns taking Georgia offensive tackle Andrew Thomas with the 10th pick. He actually went to the Giants at No. 4.
For this year’s No. 26 pick, Football Insiders gave the Browns Notre Dame linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, who won a close vote against Michigan edge defender Kwity Paye.
Here’s a look at the entire mock draft (Football Insider name and city are in parentheses):
1. Jaguars – Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson (Brian, Gnadenhutten)
2. Jets – Zach Wilson, QB, BYU (Jaime, South Euclid)
3. 49ers – Mac Jones, QB, Alabama (Brian, Orlando)
4. Falcons – Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida (Dave, Rocky River)
5. Bengals – Rashawn Slater, OT Northwestern (Bud, San Jose)
6. Dolphins – Ja’Marr Chase, WR, LSU (Ken, Ponte Vedra)
7. Lions – Penei Sewell, OT Oregon (Alex, Fort Myers)
8. Panthers – Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama (Jim, Dallas)
9. Broncos – Trey Lance, QB, North Dakota (Ty, Montreal)
10. Cowboys – Patrick Surtain II, CB, Alabama (Rich, Columbus)
11. Giants – Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State (Jordan, Raleigh)
12. Eagles – Jaycee Horn, CB, South Carolina (Chris, Chicago)
13. Chargers – Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech (Alex, Hollidaysburg)
14. Vikings – Christian Darrisaw, OT, Virginia Tech (Jeff, Orlando)
15. Patriots – Justin Fields, QB, Ohio State (Roger, Dublin)
16. Cardinals – DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama (Dave, Dayton)
17. Raiders – Teven Jenkins, OT, Oklahoma State (Tony, Cleveland)
18. Dolphins – Azeez Ojulari, Edge, Georgia (River, Cleveland Heights)
19. WFT – Zaven Collins, LB, Tulsa (Tony, Middlebury)
20. Bears – Rashod Bateman, WR, Minnesota (Holous, Columbus)
21. Colts – Jaelan Phillips, Edge, Miami (Doug, Ashburn)
22. Titans – Greg Rousseau, Edge, Miami (Alex, Oklahoma City)
23. Jets – Christian Barmore, DT, Alabama (Nick, Des Moines)
24. Steelers – Greg Newsome II, CB, Northwestern (Terry, Peoria)
25. Jaguars – Rondale Moore, WR, Purdue (Steven, Westlake)
26. BROWNS – Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, LB, Notre Dame (Football Insiders)
27. Ravens – Jayson Oweh Edge, Penn State (Andrew, Horseshoe Bend)
28. Saints – Kwity Paye, Edge, Michigan (Stacy, Columbus)
29. Packers – Asante Samuel Jr., CB, Florida State (Doug, Cleveland)
30. Bills – Najee Harris, RB, Alabama (Bill, Dillingham)
31. Ravens – Richie Grant, S, UCF (Mick, Youngstown)
32. Buccaneers – Trevon Moehrig, S, TCU (Jason, Atlanta)
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