Cleveland Browns restore optimism in 7-round 2020 NFL mock draft

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The pass rush of the Browns was supposed to be a big strength this season. And when Myles Garrett was available and Olivier Vernon was healthy, that was the case. However, neither of those things have been true recently, which has raised some concern for this group. After trading Genard Avery — a questionable move still — John Dorsey needs to look to address the depth coming off of the edge.

Jonathan Greenard is a sleeper prospect out of Florida that more people should be talking about. After missing 2018 with a wrist injury, he came back in 2019 and looked phenomenal. He’s a physical force with great explosion from a 260-pound frame that make him a versatile piece to deploy as a pass rusher and someone that could spell Garrett or Vernon moving forward.

Despite the star-power that the Browns boast at wide receiver with Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry, the depth at the position is very much a concern right now. It’s hard to understand how Rashard Higgins fell off the map to the degree that he has after a strong 2018 season — even with his injury — and there is little else to inspire confidence. This is simply a sneaky need for Cleveland.

Thus, they target Sage Surratt with their second third-rounder to address that need. Coming out of Wake Forest, Surratt was enjoying a breakout season before his year came to an abrupt halt due to injury. Surratt’s ability as a strong 50-50 ball receiver that wins with savvy and physical tools would be a nice complement to Landry and OBJ and help get the offense back on track.