Cleveland Browns: 2022 NFL Mock Draft after DeShaun Watson Trade
One of the most welcomed sights for Cleveland Browns fans regarding the Deshaun Watson trade was the fact that the team did not have to give up any of their current players. Most people anticipated that the Browns would have to give up either Denzel Ward or Greg Newsome in the deal, but both are still in Cleveland.
Behind Ward and Newsome, however, the Cleveland Browns do not have much depth at cornerback. Greedy Williams has shown some impressive flashes throughout his career, his injury history does not allow the team to rely on him too heavily. Troy Hill was decent in his first season with the team last year, but adding depth is important moving forward.
Cam Taylor-Britt is the type of versatile defensive back that the Cleveland Browns are looking for. He is a very long and physical corner with experience playing safety and the ability to lay the wood as a hitter. He is an athletic playmaker that could develop into a legitimate starting cornerback in the NFL.
Finally, the Cleveland Browns address their recent special teams woes. Browns fans fell in love with “The Scottish Hammer”, Jamie Gillan in 2019 and 2020. However, last year the lefty was replaced by veteran, Britton Colquitt, who is now a free agent.
Matt Araiza has a cannon for a leg and seems to be one of the most efficient punters to come into the draft in quite some time. He can stop the ball on a dime inside the 10, and would provide the Cleveland Browns with a long-term staple on the special teams unit. Place kicker is also a huge need for the team, but they may not have to spend a draft pick to upgrade the position.<!—pageview_candidate—>