2021 NFL Draft: Cleveland Browns seven-round mock draft

Who will the Cleveland Browns target in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft? (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
Who will the Cleveland Browns target in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft? (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /
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STILLWATER, OK – OCTOBER 31: 2021 NFL draft prospect linebacker Amen Ogbongbemiga #7 of the Oklahoma State Cowboys pursues wide receiver Jake Smith #7 of the Texas Longhorns on a 10-yard gain to the five yard line to set up a touchdown in the first quarter at Boone Pickens Stadium on October 31, 2020 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Texas won 41-34 in overtime. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images) /

Round 5

D.J. Daniel. 153. Georgia. College Stats. CB. player. 53. Scouting Report

The second cornerback selected by the Cleveland Browns in the 2021 NFL draft, D.J. Daniel is another slightly undersized man-corner who is capable of sticking to the hips of the opposition with fluidity and sufficient athleticism. With eight pass defenses in his 2019 season at Georgia, Daniel has a bonified resume including the likes of top 2021 NFL draft selection Ja’Marr Chase out of LSU.

Daniel has shown issues in press-coverage at the line of scrimmage, getting greedy with his punches off of the snap leaving himself vulnerable to counters opening up the sideline. Although Daniel has some of the smoothest hips in the 2021 NFL draft, this issue will need to be corrected before he can inherit legitimate playing time as a corner in the Cleveland defense.

Round 6

Scouting Report. 187. player. 53. College Stats. LB. Oklahoma State. Amen Ogbongbemiga

The second linebacker taken by the Cleveland Browns in the 2021 NFL draft, Nigerian-born Amen Ogbongbemiga is a wiry six-foot-one off-ball linebacker with the ability to play in space and keep pace with mismatch threats out of the backfield.

Having collected 100 tackles (15.5 for loss) and five sacks in his 2019 season, Ogbongbemiga translates as a valuable late-down rotational piece in the Browns front-seven who can provide the previously unrepresented role of a coverage linebacker. With time, Ogbongbemiga can become a three-down threat as a weakside linebacker in the Browns 4-3 front.

Round 7

Scouting Report. College Stats. WR. 53. Western Michigan. D'wayne Eskridge. 222. player

An additional wide receiver to add to the stable of young wideouts on the Cleveland Browns depth chart, Western Michigan product D’Wayne Eskridge took full advantage of his senior bowl bid to show his ability to create separation against opponent superior to those he faced in a weak MAC conference.

During practice, Eskridge was able to create separation with both his upper and lower body, on violent 90-degree in-cuts as well as out-breaking routes in which he was required to utilize his hands in a similar manner to a pass-rusher to better position himself against the cornerback (a quality exemplified by De’Andre Hopkins).

His capability to create yardage post-catch was showcased during his time at Western Michigan, and at five-foot-nine makes him a potential competitor for the job as the slot receiver to Mayfield with a good training camp.