2020 NFL Draft

10 players at positions of need and 5 QBs to know for Browns entering Day 2

After Thursday's trade with the Green Bay Packers, the Browns no longer enter Day 2 in the driver's seat.

They certainly aren't complaining, though. In exchange for the No. 33 pick and a fourth-rounder, Cleveland picked at No. 29 and landed talented tight end David Njoku.

Still, the Browns expect to be busy during the second and third rounds of the 2017 NFL Draft.




The Browns hold the No. 52 pick, which was acquired in a trade with the Titans last year, and the No. 65 pick, which kicks off the third round. And if we've learned one thing, it's that you can't discount the Browns on the trade market.

Here are 10 players at positions of need and a look at five quarterbacks still available.

WR Zay Jones (East Carolina) - A mega producer (158 receptions, 1,746 yards as a senior), Jones was one of the top performers at the 2017 Senior Bowl, where the Browns were coaches.

DB Kevin King (Washington) - One of the tallest cornerbacks (6-foot-3) in this year's class, King was projected by many to be a first-round pick.

DE Demarcus Walker (Florida State) - Even after the selection of Myles Garrett, you can never have too many pass rushers. Walker had 21.5 tackles for loss and 16.5 sacks last season.

RB Dalvin Cook (Florida State) - Originally pegged by many as an option for the Browns at No. 12, Cook could be the best available running back entering Day 2.

DT Chris Wormley (Michigan) - NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock ranks him as the second-best interior lineman in this year's draft.

DT Malik McDowell (Michigan State) - He's one of the few players invited to Philadelphia who is waiting to be drafted. A polarizing prospect, McDowell was low on production during his final season with Spartans but is high on potential.

WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (USC) - A former teammate of Cody Kessler's, Smith-Schuster racked up more than 2,300 yards and 20 touchdowns in his final two seasons with the Trojans.

S Marcus Maye (Florida) - The Browns addressed a need at strong safety with the pick of Jabrill Peppers but could use some depth at free safety. Maye might just be the best available option.

DB Jourdan Lewis (Michigan) - Another Wolverines defensive back? The Big Ten Defensive Back of the Year could certainly make sense at No. 52.

DB Sidney Jones (Washington) - Projected as a potential top-15 pick before an Achilles injury, Jones could be viewed as a steal at this stage of the draft.


DeShone Kizer (Notre Dame) - He's waiting in Philadelphia for a team to call his name. The athletically gifted Toledo native was much better in 2015 than he was in his final season with the Fighting Irish.

Davis Webb (Cal) - Considered to be one of the "risers" over the past couple of months, Webb showed off his big arm for Browns coaches at the Senior Bowl.

Nathan Peterman (Pittsburgh) - He started his career at Tennessee before flourishing with the Panthers. NFL.com compares him to Washington's Kirk Cousins.

Joshua Dobbs (Tennessee) - A four-year starter with the Volunteers, Dobbs is highly regarded for his smarts and is one of the more athletic options remaining.

Brad Kaaya (Miami) - He won the starting job as a true freshman and never looked back. He finished his junior season with 3,532 yards, 27 touchdowns and seven interceptions.

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