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8 players to watch on Day 3 of the 2019 NFL Draft

Day 2 is complete, leaving just one day of drafting left.

The Browns still have opportunities to add quality players to their roster. Cleveland owns five picks on the final day of the draft: Nos. 119, 155, 170, 189 and 221.

Here are eight players to keep an eye on during Day 3 of the 2019 NFL Draft.

S Chauncey Gardner-Johnson – Florida

I listed Gardner-Johnson as a player to watch heading into Day 2, and he's still available going into Day 3. Browns assistant general manager Eliot Wolf said Friday night they're "looking for guys who can hunt the football." Gardner-Johnson is that type of player. A Day 3 pick spent on the Florida safety would be a very good addition.

WR Hakeem Butler – Iowa State

Butler was projected as a second-round selection when this process began, thanks in large part to his size, speed (4.48 second 40) and leaping ability (36 inch vertical jump). Then concerns about his hands -- the most important part of being a receiver -- cropped up, sending him down some boards. At 6-foot-5, 227 pounds, he'd fit in the Browns' receiving corps as the ideal big-bodied target that's missing opposite Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry.

OL Michael Jordan – Ohio State

The Browns aren't really in the market for an interior offensive lineman, which is where Jordan plays. But Jordan was a four-year starter at Ohio State and the first freshman to start on the offensive line since Pro Football Hall of Famer Orlando Pace in 1994. Ohio State has produced a solid center in Pat Elflein and could have another one here. He doesn't have to play immediately, but for a front office that is adamant about adding quality football players at all positions, this would fit that approach, even if it doesn't address an immediate need.

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CB Kendall Sheffield – Ohio State

Sheffield's pre-draft process went up in smoke when he suffered a partially torn pectoral during the NFL Scouting Combine. He was projected as a Day 2 prospect before that happened and still has the physical tools to become a reliable corner. In Cleveland, he wouldn't be counted on to play a ton of snaps, and you can never have enough good corners. He'd also have a familiar face in former Ohio State teammate Denzel Ward to help show him the ropes as he works to return from his injury. High upside, low risk, even if it doesn't help immediately.

LB Mack Wilson – Alabama

Listed third in Bucky Brooks' top five linebackers in this draft, Wilson is still available entering Day 3. The Butkus Award finalist landed on the All-SEC second team in 2018 and seemed poised to be the next linebacker taken after the Devins (White and Bush) were selected on Day 1. The Browns already selected a linebacker on Day 2 (Sione Takitaki) but could use more competitive depth, even after signing Adarius Taylor in March.

S Amani Hooker – Iowa

This is about where folks expected Hooker to land. Hooker is a versatile defensive back who sounds somewhat like current Browns safety Eric Murray, making this pairing less likely. He doesn't seem to have the skills to play a single-high deep safety in the NFL, but carries immediate potential as a sub-package defender.

S Deionte Thompson – Alabama

Thompson's stock fell as the pre-draft process entered its final stage and scouts realized he might not be an immediate plug-and-play type of selection. The upside remains, though, and the All-American could slide into a secondary that doesn't need him to make immediate plays and grow into a contributor. That could be the Browns in a year or two, bringing sense to an addition of an athlete and excellent college football player who might just need some time to become a quality pro.

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