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2020 NFL Draft

5 potential options for the Browns at No. 8

With eight days left until the NFL Draft, the Browns made a major move.

Cleveland on Wednesday traded away the No. 2 overall pick to the Philadelphia Eagles in an exchange for the No. 8 pick and a bevy of other selections in the next three drafts.

The trade is the second major shakeup leading up to the draft, as the Titans dealt the No. 1 pick last week to the Rams, who are presumably in pursuit of a quarterback. Likewise, the Eagles made it clear Wednesday they will select a quarterback at No. 2.

​So what does Cleveland do at No. 8?

Here's five potential options for the Browns next week.

UCLA OLB Myles Jack

Jack is as versatile and athletic as any player in this year's class and could prove to be an impact player in Browns DC Ray Horton's 3-4 defense. Jack totaled 178 tackles, 15 sacks, three interceptions and even played some running back for the Bruins. There's a reason he's projected to be a top-10 pick despite missing most of last season with a torn meniscus. By that same token, there reportedly remains concern over Jack's surgically-repaired knee and whether or not it could limit him at the next level.

Florida CB Vernon Hargreaves

Regarded by some analysts as the top cornerback in the draft, Hargreaves was an impact player at Florida, totaling 121 tackles and 10 interceptions in three seasons as a starter. The former Gator turned heads at the NFL Combine, running a 4.5-second 40-yard dash and posting a 39-inch vertical and 130-inch broad jump. Not to mention, the Browns could use depth in the secondary as Pro Bowl cornerback Joe Haden recovers from ankle surgery.

Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliott

He's considered by many as the best running back in this year's draft class and is the kind of player who could potentially have a major impact on a franchise. Elliott rushed for 3,959 yards and scored 41 touchdowns in two years as a starter, lifting Ohio State to the national championship in 2014-15. Elliott was also a proven weapon in the passing game, catching 55 passes for 426 yards out of the backfield. If he were to come to Cleveland, Elliott would join a running backs room that already includes Duke Johnson and Isaiah Crowell, both of whom have established themselves as playmakers.

Ohio State DE Joey Bosa

Could the Browns keep the Buckeyes star in the Buckeye State? Maybe. Cleveland could benefit from a pass rusher like Bosa, who used a combination of power, technique and leverage to amass 26 sacks in three seasons. But it's unclear if Bosa — who played in a 4-3 defense at Ohio State — could have the same kind of production in a 3-4 defense.

Ole Miss LT Laremy Tunsil

There was once a time when Tunsil — a 6-foot-6 tackle with impressive footwork — was projected as the No. 1 overall pick. But with back-to-back blockbuster trades, Tunsil has fallen down draft boards through no fault of his own. While the Browns already have nine-time Pro Bowl left tackle Joe Thomas, Tunsil could come in and compete for a starting job on an offensive line in search of a right tackle following the departure of Mitchell Schwartz in free agency.

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