Monday, February 21, 2022

Cleveland Browns 2022 NFL Mock Draft Roundup 4.0

Throughout the year and leading up to the 2022 NFL Draft, we will update our Cleveland Browns Mock Draft Roundup showing picks for the Cleveland Browns from several prominent sites and draft analysts.

The following are picks in recent mock drafts for the Browns:

SI - Kevin Hanson (2/17)

13. Garrett Wilson, WR, Ohio State

The Browns cut Odell Beckham Jr. midseason, Rashard Higgins will be a free agent next month and Jarvis Landry may be a salary-cap casualty. If Landry is released, it would save the Browns over $15 million toward the cap. This year's draft class may lack an elite top-five talent like Ja'Marr Chase, but it's still one of the stronger position groups in the draft, and the Browns could have their choice at a position of need. My top-ranked receiver in this class, Wilson has outstanding body control and run-after-catch ability.

Yahoo! Sports - Eric Edholm (2/17)

13. Jermaine Johnson, EDGE, Florida State

There's a debate about whether the Browns' analytics-driven front office should consider taking a receiver here and doing what it takes to give Baker Mayfield every chance to succeed. But there's also a need for more pass-rush help alongside Myles Garrett. Johnson was the best player we saw at the Senior Bowl and could give the Browns' front some more bite.

Draft Wire - Luke Easterling (2/17)

13. Treylon Burks, WR, Arkansas

After losing Odell Beckham Jr., the Browns simply don't have a big-play threat at receiver who can stretch the field and scare opposing defenses. Burks has an impressive blend of size, athleticism and physicality, which makes him the most complete pass-catcher in this draft, and the perfect fit here.

ESPN - Todd McShay (2/16)

13. Garrett Wilson, WR, Ohio State

Whether or not Baker Mayfield is still the Browns' plan at quarterback, the offense is begging for some pass-catchers. Donovan Peoples-Jones led the team with just 597 receiving yards in 2021. Jarvis Landry is turning 30 next season and has one year left on his deal. Tight end David Njoku and receiver Rashard Higgins are free agents. But Wilson would immediately give Mayfield a playmaker. His best trait is body control, as he can adjust to passes in the air, but he is also a sudden route runner with fantastic speed and acceleration.

Fox Sports - Rob Rang (2/16)

13. Drake London, WR, USC

This one makes too much sense to not happen, should the draft play out like this. The Browns feature one of the most dominant running games in the NFL. A big, sure-handed bully of a receiver such as London to feast off of play-action could be all that Cleveland is missing on offense.

USA Today - Nate Davis (2/15)

13. Drake London, WR, USC

What better way to assist QB Baker Mayfield and supplement a 27th-ranked passing offense than adding a Mike Evans-type player? London (6-5, 210 pounds) had seven TD grabs in eight games last season.

The Ringer - Danny Kelly (2/15)

13. Garrett Wilson, WR, Ohio State

After releasing Odell Beckham Jr. midway through the 2021 season, the Browns need to restock the shelves at the receiver position. Wilson is a big-play creator who can operate at all three levels of the field and provide a much-needed boost to a receiver corps that still has question marks, especially with Jarvis Landry slated to hit free agency next offseason.

The Draft Scout - Matt Miller (2/14)

13. Treylon Burks, WR, Arkansas

The first wide receiver comes off the board and gives Cleveland--and more importantly Baker Mayfield--a big (6'3", 225 lbs) target that has run-after-catch ability. Burks' tape in 2021 was elite and has pushed him to the top of wide receiver boards around the league. - Chad Reuter (2/14)

13. Treylon Burks, WR, Arkansas

Burks is a big-bodied receiver (listed at 6-foot-3, 225 pounds) with excellent open-field agility that Baker Mayfield will lean on as the former Razorbacks star acclimates to the pro game.

PFF - Mike Renner (2/14)

13. Jameson Williams, WR, Alabama

The Browns don't just need a receiver, they need a receiver with speed. They wanted Anthony Schwartz to be that, but he's still exceedingly raw as a true receiver. Williams looked a lot more polished after transferring from Ohio State to Alabama, where he went for 1,561 yards and 15 scores.

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