10 Players to Watch at the Senior Bowl
Three months separate the Browns from the 2020 NFL Draft. Seriously, there's not that much time before the newest Browns player will be on a boat -- yes, a boat -- on his way to the podium in Las Vegas.
Cleveland will be on the clock with the No. 10 pick, and it's a good spot to be in for a team that isn't looking for a quarterback. If the Browns hold pat -- and there's the almost-annual run on signal-callers -- they'll be in position to snag one of the best overall position players in the entire class.
This will serve as the first of our recurring roundups of the latest projections for the Browns as they prepare to inject some more talent into their roster. Considering it's Senior Bowl week and the list of underclassmen in this year's draft has been finalized, what better time than now?
Of note: Thomas was a first-team All-American who was an every-game starter in his three years with the Bulldogs. He was a right tackle as a freshman before switching to the left side in 2018.
Of note: Brugler says Thomas has "shock absorbers" for hands and projects as an early starter in his professional career.
Of note: Analysts are mixed on where Wirfs could play in the NFL -- Jeremiah projects him as a guard -- but he remains a consensus top-15 pick.
Of note: Simmons is another player who receives different projections for his ultimate position in the NFL. Still, he was one of the most disruptive and dangerous players on one of college football's best teams.
Of note: Trapasso writes that he's making this pick under the assumption Cleveland isn't able to address its tackle needs in free agency.
Of note: Iyer projects Thomas to be the first offensive tackle off the board in front of Wirfs and Alabama's Jedrick Wills, whom he projects 14th and 15th, respectively.
Of note: The All-Pac 12 first-team selection is an early entry into this year's draft. He was a two-year starter who saw the field right away as a true freshman.
Of note: Solak says improving the Browns running attack becomes even more of a priority after the hire of Kevin Stefanski. Thomas, Solak writes, could start at either left or right tackle.
Of note: According to PFF, Wirfs allowed just one pressure in the final seven games of his college career while posting one of the highest run-blocking grades.
Check out photos of the current Browns who participated in the Senior Bowl