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13 players to know with Browns back on the clock to start Round 2

The Browns are in an enviable spot entering Day 2 of the NFL Draft.

Not only does Cleveland carry the first selection in Round 2, but it also has the third, a pick acquired in a trade last year with the Houston Texans. The Browns will also close out the second round with the final piece of their 2016 trade with the Philadelphia Eagles. Those three picks certainly cover for having no third-round pick, as Cleveland dealt that selection to Buffalo in March in a deal that netted veteran quarterback Tyrod Taylor.

As he left the podium last night following his post-draft press conference, general manager John Dorsey said he was going back to work. That work will come fast and furious this evening, and the options on his plate are plentiful.

On top of potential trade offers, here are 13 players who could be up for consideration.

CB Isaiah Oliver (Colorado) - The Browns used the No. 4 pick on a cornerback, but that doesn't mean they're done addressing a major position of need. Oliver, who comes from a family of storied athletes and also ran track at Colorado, was a Pac-12 first-team selection this past season after intercepting two passes and breaking up 13.

RB Derrius Guice (LSU) - Slated by many as a first-round pick, the bruising Tigers running back is available to the Browns at the start of Day 2. Guice ran for more than 2,500 yards over the past two seasons.

RB Nick Chubb (Georgia) - His teammate, Sony Michel, was drafted near the end of the first round, and he's expected to go early on Day 2. The four-year player, who missed a full year because of a serious knee injury, finished strong at Georgia, running for 1,345 yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior.

DE Harold Landry (Boston College) - The best available pass rusher was one of the nation's top performers in 2016, compiling 16.5 sacks and seven forced fumbles. He played in nine games as a senior while dealing with an ankle injury.

OL James Daniels (Iowa) - The Warren native projects as a guard or center in the NFL.

The Browns drafted QB Baker Mayfield at no. 1 and DB Denzel Ward at no. 4 in the 2018 NFL Draft.

CB Josh Jackson (Iowa) - He led all of college football with eight interceptions this past season, three of which coming in a rout of Ohio State.

TE Dallas Goedert (South Dakota State) - Believed to be the best available tight end, the small-school star has drawn comparisons to Zach Ertz because of his ability to block and make big plays in the passing game.

OL Connor Williams (Texas) - A player many believed would be taken in the first round, Williams projects as either a tackle or guard in the NFL.

S Justin Reid (Stanford) - The younger brother of NFL safety Eric Reid, the Pac-12 first-team selection intercepted five passes in 2017.

WR Christian Kirk (Texas A&M) - He got Myles Garrett's endorsement and would provide the Browns with big-play potential in the passing game and return game.

WR Courtland Sutton (SMU) - He has prototypical size (6-3, 218) and registered big numbers during his junior and senior seasons in a college career that included some time with the basketball team.

DT Harrison Phillips (Stanford) - One of the top performers at this year's Senior Bowl, Phillips led the Cardinal in tackles (103) in 2017 while piling up 17 tackles for loss and 7.5 sacks.

OL Will Hernandez (UTEP) - Hernandez provides an imposing physical presence (6-2, 327) at either of the guard positions.

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