The Cleveland Browns hold the 10th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft and here are the top five options for what they could do with it.
At the start of the 2019 season, Baker Mayfield and the Cleveland Browns had all the hype in the world around them, with many expecting this to be the year they finally make it back to the playoffs. Sadly, however, that is not what happened, it was another season of struggle and heartache for the Dawg Pound.
Even though the 2019 campaign did not go as expected, there are still plenty of things to look forward to with this young team. The signing of new head coach Kevin Stefanski and Mayfield entering his third season should help to erase last year’s train wreck from everyone’s memory.
This year, they are once again picking in the top 10 of the NFL Draft and have some pretty glaring holes that need to be addressed by this class of prospects. The biggest need is fixing the poor excuse of an offensive line, especially at tackle. On the defensive side of the ball, the most noticeable need would be at safety.
Whatever this team plans on doing in the 2020 NFL Draft it needs to be smart and a good value. This could be a make or break year for the Browns after failing to live up to the hype. Protecting Mayfield should be the No. 1 priority this offseason. If they can get the right pieces in this draft class, things will look very bright for “Believeland.”
So what are the right moves? These are the Cleveland Browns’ five best options in the 2020 NFL Draft.
5. Trade up and secure a top prospect
Trading up in the draft seems as if it’s likely option here as the Detroit Lions hold the No. 3 overall pick and there has been speculation that they could be eager to move down. If the Browns do trade up, expect them to go for a top tackle as the Giants will be picking at No. 4 and Cleveland might want to jump ahead for the top prospect at the position.
There’s the chance that whoever the Browns would want to address the offensive tackle need could be there at No. 10. However, if they’re concerned about not getting the guy they believe they need, they should be more than willing to make an aggressive move to get their guy, be it by jumping ahead of the Giants or a team like Cardinals at No. 8.