2020 NFL Draft Picks
- 1. Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama
- 2. Grant Delpit, S, LSU
- 3. Jordan Elliott, DL, Missouri
- 4. Jacob Phillips, LB, LSU
- 5. Harrison Bryant, TE, Florida Atlantic
- 6. Nick Harris, C, Washington
- 7. Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR, Michigan
Top pick: Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama
Although plenty of people would have probably thought Iowa’s Tristan Wirfs to be a better scheme fit for Kevin Stefanski’s offense, the Browns used their top pick on Jedrick Wills, the nasty and athletic tackle from Alabama.
Wills has some of the best run blocking skills in the class but he’s also got great feet and the Browns are clearly confident he’s going to be able to transition smoothly to the left side with free agent Jack Conklin taking the right tackle spot.
Steal: WR Donovan Peoples-Jones, Michigan – 6th round
This was actually a hard team to pick just one steal. Donovan Peoples-Jones in the sixth round is probably the biggest discrepancy in actual draft position vs. pre-draft value.
Peoples-Jones was going in the 2nd-4th round of most mock drafts and even early on in his career, he offers upside as a rotational slot player with tremendous athleticism.
Overall Grade: A
From start to finish, the Cleveland Browns got excellent value.
For the second straight season, they managed to get a really nice value in the second round with a defensive back out of LSU. Grant Delpit may not be renowned for his tackling skills, but he’s undoubtedly a ball hawk in the secondary who can help create turnovers for the Browns.
Jordan Elliott was hilariously underrated going into the draft process and I think he’s going to end up being a starter for the Browns at some point in the near future.
Jacob Phillips, Harrison Bryant, and Nick Harris are all players who can make significant contributions to the Browns with Phillips and Harris having starter upside in the very near future. Bryant is in a bit of a logjam at tight end.