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Bode’s 10 for 52: Browns best Round 2 options

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The Cleveland Browns completed the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft with some crafty maneuvering to add three selections to their roster, while also adding another first round pick for 2018 (a total of six picks in Round 1 and Round 2 next year). Some cheered the moves, while others worried about them. Either way, the Browns will be on the clock again Friday night as they currently hold the No. 52 pick in the second round along with the No. 65 pick in the third round.

WFNY’s Joe Gilbert already gave a good list of players he would like to see become future Browns. My list for Day 2 was different enough that it felt worthy of sharing.

Feel free to share your own in the comments of either article.

Deshone Kizer, QB, Notre Dame: The Browns still have Cody Kessler, Brock Osweiler, and Kevin Hogan as the quarterbacks on the depth chart. While I believe Kessler is better than many give him credit for being, the Browns still need another quarterback either in the draft or from free agency (Colin Kaepernick or Ryan Fitzpatrick). Kizer was my No. 2 rated quarterback and is still on the board.

Chidobe Awuzie, CB, Colorado: Awuzie is not my top cornerback available, but he is the top one that is healthy. With the level of Joe Haden’s play being unknown (or his ability to stay healthy), the Browns could really use some more talent at the cornerback slot. The 2017 NFL Draft is deep with defensive backs, so the Browns could take advantage.

Malik McDowell, DT, Michigan State: The Browns have yet to address their need for a 3-tech defensive tackle. McDowell has some reported off field and motivation concerns, so Gregg Williams would have to be certain he could harness the great abilities that McDowell possesses.

Sidney Jones, CB, Washington: Jones is my top corner available, but he won’t be on the field until October. It is possible that whoever drafts him places the youngster on IR to red shirt his rookie year. Jones is a top half of the first round talent though available for a mid-second round pick. The Browns are not a playoff team in 2017, so taking the long view could pay dividends.

Marcus Williams, FS, Utah: Peppers takes care of the strong safety issue and can even play some nickel corner and hybrid linebacker. Williams would complement him by adding a playmaker as the defensive center fielder.

Quincy Wilson, CB, Florida: Another NFL starting quality cornerback still available. Defensive backs for everyone!

Chris Wormley, DT, Michigan: If the Browns worry about McDowell or another team scoops him up, then Wormley is a nice secondary option. Maybe he takes some of the Michigan-hate steam off Peppers too.

Tyus Bowser, LB, Houston: The Browns stole David Njoku from Pittsburgh, and they could wind up with the better linebacker option too if they take Bowser.

Zay Jones, WR, East Carolina: A luxury pick, but Jones still has the best hands in this class with the highest level of production. He could become the instant slot starter and boost the offense.

Cam Robinson, OT, Alabama: A value pick. Robinson is best served as a right tackle and would mitigate concerns about Shon Coleman being the lone player capable of seizing that role.

  • Eric G

    Any chance we get that kid from UCONN?

  • maxfnmloans

    Malik McDowell will never be picked by the Browns. Locker room cancer. Im fine with that. if people thought Garrett took plays off, their heads would spin after watching McDowell’s tape.

    Green Bay is doing their best to play up their interest in drafting Kizer (most likely to create a market for #33), so I dont think we can get him. However, @clevTA on Twitter said that maybe if GB does take Kizer, we could make a play for Brett Hundley, which, Id be down with that.

    Also, I was a bigger fan of Quincy Wilson than Teez Tabor so if we could get either he or Awuzie, sign me up

  • RGB

    No Kiizer, no Kizer, no Kizer…

  • RGB

    Noooo. He is Taylor Mays 2.0

  • jpftribe

    Webb is their next pick.

  • RGB
  • Plenty to like here. My wish list goes:

    2. Awuzie
    3. Z. Jones

  • BenRM

    I bet the Browns take 4 players in the 2nd and 3rd rounds.

  • jpftribe

    The thing with the Gibbs head slap is it’s a foregone conclusion that DiNozzo is going to do something to deserve it, every episode.

  • mgbode

    you’d have to project him as a FS — he’s too similar to Peppers for me to list here

  • Eric G

    That’s what I thought. I just like the kid. #uconnbias

  • Harv

    Non-sarcastic question: Why would Cam Robinson still be on the board at 52?

    Goofy question: How can a dude named Tyus Bowser NOT be a linebacker? Not a kicker, that’s for sure.

  • mgbode

    Cam has some off field concerns. He could be there.

    No doubt on Bowser.

  • jpftribe

    Hot take on the 360+ draft thread: Browns aren’t selecting Mingo’s Gilbert’s and He Who Shall Never Be Named anymore. Like the FO, picks are far more cerebral.

  • mgbode

    a good list there

  • jpftribe

    Lottsa twitter noise on Belichick flipping Sashi the bird on the grabapablo deal.

  • Pat Leonard

    It’s Friday and I don’t feel like working too hard, so here’s my Top 10 list for the Browns’ next pick in no particular order:

    CB Chidobe Awuzie
    CB Quincy Wilson
    FS Marcus Williams
    FS Budda Baker
    DT Caleb Brantley
    DT Larry Ogunjobi
    WR Zay Jones
    WR Isaiah Ford (warning, alma mater bias alert)
    OG Forrest Lamp
    OT Cam Robinson

  • humboldt
  • We both know who the true list master is here though, sir

  • CBiscuit

    It’s inevitable. Just embrace it. He’s coming to us. Now, we just have to think of nicknames and such. Kizer Permanente? Kizer Soze? Kizer Wilhelm?

  • Pat Leonard
  • Garry_Owen

    Best Treehouse of Horror episode. Ever.

  • RGB

    My text message notification tone is “Mmmmm, forbidden donut…”

  • Garry_Owen

    Best line in the episode is when Flanders/Satan shows up in the courtroom, everyone is shocked, he sees Bart, and they greet each other like very old acquaintances.

    Satan: Hey, Bart.
    Bart: Hey.

  • tigersbrowns2

    i like the list … and there’s 2 Toledo guys (Kizer & Wormley) on that list. I’ll be excited for them. since i don’t think Kizer will make it to us (unless we trade up) , i like CB , DT or WR with this pick.

  • Skulb

    I don’t think it will be either a QB or a WR in this draft. After much thought, I think I have finally figured out the Pryor move to Washington. It’s essentially a one year loan deal for Pryor to develop chemistry with Cousins. Right now the Browns do not have much, if anything, to entice Kirk Cousins with. Next year they might have his favorite receiver who just had a monster year in DC.

    This is a diabolical plot if it is true. But tell me that it doesn’t make perfect sense. I dare you!

  • mgbode

    hahaha, you don’t think so when I talk about Peppers 😉

  • Natedawg86

    Shouldn’t you have 20 for 52?

  • Saggy

    no no no to Kizer Soze. No to chipotle awuzie, too.

    Give me wormley

  • mgbode

    there’s no way my batting average would be that high

  • Hey, 98% agreement is still impressive

  • Saggy

    @mgbode:disqus is probably still running around the block going nuts, therefore we have no update.

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  • mgbode

    Joe was killing it, so I wasn’t needed 🙂

    But yes, quite happy we landed a QB to compete and let Hue Jackson see if he can mold.