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2021 NFL Draft: Cleveland Browns first-round targets

The 2021 NFL Draft kicks off in downtown Cleveland on Thursday night.

CLEVELAND — Editor’s note: the online video in the player over is from a past story.

The initially spherical of the 2021 NFL Draft will consider place in downtown Cleveland on Thursday night.

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With that in thoughts, let’s get a glance at some of the Cleveland Browns may be hunting to focus on with the draft’s No. 26 in general pick.


Greg Newsome II, CB, Northwestern

Following signing defensive conclusion Jadeveon Clowney earlier this month, cornerback stands out as the Browns’ most obvious require. Northwestern’s Greg Newsome II is an athletic prospect whose dimensions (6-foot-1 190 lbs .) would pair nicely opposite Denzel Ward.


Jaelan Phillips, Edge, Miami (Fla.)

Although Clowney has previously been penciled in as the starter reverse Myles Garrett, his deal in Cleveland is only for 1 yr. The nation’s No. 1 general recruit in 2017, Jaelan Phillips savored a breakout period in 2020 and would be loads captivating to the Browns should he slide to 26.


Christian Barmore, DT, Alabama

The release of Sheldon Richardson leaves the Browns with a void in the middle of their defensive line. Alabama’s Christian Barmore was a single of faculty football’s most disruptive players previous year and may possibly wind up becoming the only defensive tackle chosen in this year’s initial spherical.


Terrace Marshall Jr., WR, LSU

Amongst Odell Beckham Jr., Jarvis Landry, Rashard Higgins and Donovan Peoples-Jones, the Browns seem set at wide receiver for 2021, but may have to make some tricky contract decisions at the placement as before long as following offseason. At 6-foot-3 and 200 kilos, Terrace Marshall Jr. could supply Cleveland’s acquiring corps with both of those the sizing and velocity it presently lacks.


Zaven Collins, LB/Edge, Tulsa

Analytically-driven entrance offices really don’t commonly invest seriously at linebacker, but the Browns’ will need at the posture remains. At 6-foot-4 and 260 lbs, Zaven Collins is a adaptable defender, able of creating chaos each in coverage and as a move-rusher.


Other potential targets:

  • Azeez Ojulari, Edge, Georgia
  • Jayson Oweh, Edge, Penn State
  • Asante Samuel Jr., CB, Florida Point out
  • Kadarius Toney, WR, Florida
  • Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, LB, Notre Dame
  • Rondale Moore, WR, Purdue
  • Elijah Moore, WR, Ole Miss
  • Nick Bolton, LB, Missouri


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