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Mock Draft Roundup: 2 players consistently projected to Browns make headlines this week

A photo of Ole Miss wide receiver D.K. Metcalf quickly went viral Monday.

Already big for the position at 6-foot-4 and 230 pounds, Metcalf, who has been consistently linked to the Browns at No. 17, looked much, much larger in a recent workout photo.

Metcalf missed the second half of his final college season with a neck injury but is expected to be healthy and ready for the NFL Combine at the end of the month.

That unfortunately won't be the case for Mississippi State defensive tackle Jeffery Simmons, another player routinely pegged to the Browns. Simmons reportedly suffered a serious knee injury during a workout. Simmons did not receive an invitation to the NFL Combine because of an off-field incident during his high school days but was anticipated by many to be a first-round pick.

Here are the latest projections from the week that was in mock drafts.

Todd McShay - ESPN.com: DT Christian Wilkins - Clemson
Of Note: McShay considers Wilkins to be one of the top 10-12 players in this year's draft class.

Maurice Jones-Drew - NFL.com: OT Jonah Williams - Alabama
Of Note: Jones-Drew anticipates a run on offensive tackles with Williams being the third of three straight at the position being taken from picks 15-17.

Walter Cherepinsky - WalterFootball.com: DT Dre'Mont Jones - Ohio State
Of Note: Jones, who had a breakout season in 2018, played his high school ball at Cleveland's Saint Ignatius.

Chris Trapasso - CBSSports.com: WR Marquise Brown - Oklahoma
Of Note: Brown is listed at 5-foot-10 and 168 pounds but is considered to be one of the fastest players in this year's draft.

Luke Easterling - USA Today DraftWire: CB Byron Murphy - Washington
Of Note: Murphy had a combined seven interceptions over the past two seasons.

Trevor Sikkema - The Draft Network: CB Greedy Williams - LSU
Of Note: Sikkema projects the Browns to trade up to No. 14 to nab Williams, who is projected by many as the draft's top cornerback.

Dan Kadar - SB Nation: Simmons
Of Note: This projection was made before news leaked of Simmons' knee injury.

Vinnie Iyer - Sporting News: Metcalf
Of Note: Iyer considers Metcalf to be the kind of receiver Cleveland is missing in a group that excelled during the second half of the 2018 season.

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