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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Kaleb Eleby, 2022 NFL Draft
2022 NFL Draft, Kaleb Eleby. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /

Round 5, 151st Overall: Kaleb Eleby, QB, Western Michigan

This is the pick that will divide Cleveland Browns fans. Yes, Mayfield is under contract through 2022, but he needs to play better next season to prove he’s the franchise guy, cause the jury is still out on it.

Giving him a little push makes sense in the offseason in the form of a mid-round quarterback selection in the 2022 NFL Draft. Kaleb Eleby is a name floating around the draft sphere who has some serious talent. He has the arm strength to throw it to every level, and has great touch and accuracy on his deep ball. Eleby is poised and does a great job maneuvering the pocket as well.

Round 6, 192nd Overall: Matthew Butler, DT, Tennessee

Yes, the hope is Tommy Togiai continues to develop as an effective piece at defensive tackle, but the room is a little thin at the moment and could use more help. Matthew Butler is a twitched-up defensive tackle with a wicked first step and impressive lateral quickness. He has violent hands at contact as well and some rush moves to boot.

Round 7, 219th Overall: Erik Ezukanma, WR, Texas Tech

Things finish up in this Cleveland Browns mock draft with another wide receiver. Why not double down and get another big-bodied receiver with a massive catch radius? Erik Ezukanma can thrive at the catch point and is tough to handle after the catch as well.