1. Nick Harris played in 50 games at Washington and made an immediate impact as a true freshman when he started four games. He was considered a top-15 center prospect nationally, but his only FBS offer came from Washington. From 2018-2019, Harris allowed just two sacks on 837 pass-block snaps, according to Pro Football Focus. He was also one of two offensive linemen with zero quarterback pressures allowed in the Senior Bowl.
2. Donovan Peoples-Jones was Michigan's top wide receiver for the past two seasons and caught 14 touchdowns in his college career. At 6-foot-1 and 212 pounds, Peoples-Jones had a highlight reel full of "wow" plays with the Wolverines and brings even more athleticism to the Browns wide receiver room. He was tabbed as a "high-risk, high-reward" pick by many draft analysts, but the risk felt as low as possible for the Browns when Peoples-Jones was still waiting to be selected in the sixth round.
The Browns have selected Donovan Peoples-Jones in the 2020 NFL Draft.
3. Harris is a quality offensive line depth addition for the Browns and will be given a chance to compete for the open spot at right guard and playing time behind JC Tretter at the center position. He displayed great technique, agility and first-step abilities with the Huskies and appears to be a perfect fit to coach Kevin Stefanski's zone-blocking schemes. "He's a guy that has had a really productive career, and he'll have a chance to compete," Browns scout Adam Al-Khayyal said in a conference call after the selection. "He's a guy that we thought had a really good fit for our scheme and would add good depth and value."
4. Harris has been big-game tested since his first season with Washington. Not many true freshmen will appear in postseason games, but Harris started at right guard in the Pac-12 Championship game and against Alabama in the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl in the College Football Playoff. "I kind of blacked out, honestly," Harris said with a beaming smile in his Zoom conference call with local reporters after his selection. "It was definitely a great experience, and I learned a lot about what I needed to do to get better. It definitely helped in my long-run development as a player."
5. Peoples-Jones was Michigan's featured punt returner in each of his three seasons and averaged 8.3 yards per return. The Browns will likely give Peoples-Jones some special teams looks in training camp as they look to improve in the return game in 2020.
The Browns have selected Nick Harris in the 2020 NFL Draft.