Cleveland Browns 2022 Mock Draft: DLine Focus And Mid-Round QB

2022 NFL Draft, Treylon Burks. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports
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General manager Andrew Berry (L) and head coach Kevin Stefanski of the Cleveland Browns (Photo by Nick Cammett/Getty Images) /

The Cleveland Browns have some holes to fill, including the defensive line and wide receiver. They address those, plus add a mid-round QB, in this 2022 mock draft.

For the first time in a long time, the expectations were very high for the Cleveland Browns entering the 2021 season. After reaching the divisional round in 2020, things looked to be falling into place for the franchise.

It hasn’t gone to plan in 2021. Quarterback Baker Mayfield has regressed mechanically, and while injuries haven’t helped, there are throws on tape that make one believe things are getting better for him medically. Odell Beckham Jr. was cut, the receiver room hasn’t met expectations, and while the defense is turning things around, their front could look very different in 2022.

At this moment, the Browns are still in the playoff hunt. They need to win their last two games against the Steelers and Bengals, something that is certainly possible. It’s hard to imagine, though, that the Browns make much noise in the playoffs with an offense that feels eerily one-dimensional at times.

Cleveland Browns Mock Draft: DL, WR Addressed

It’s going to be an offseason of evaluation no matter how things end for the Cleveland Browns. General manager Andrew Berry has done a good job, and he will need to think about what an extension for Mayfield would look like. With some of the fanbase done with Mayfield, and others holding out hope, it’s possible Mayfield plays under that fifth-year option.

Still, expect Berry to be aggressive where he can be in free agency and the draft. Let’s look at the latest projections here in this Cleveland Browns mock draft, which feature aggressive moves in important spots and potential competition at an important position.