The 2021 NFL Draft is finally behind us, so it’s time to talk about what the Cleveland Browns did this weekend.
General manager Andrew Berry did a great job in last year’s draft.
It looks like his drawing skills were carried over to 2021 as the Browns found hidden gems everywhere.
Pro Football Focus recently released its preliminary scores for all 32 organizations.
Unsurprisingly, the Browns ranked incredibly well in the 2021 draft.
The Browns started the draft with one of the biggest interceptions in recent memory.
They selected Northwestern defensive back Greg Newsome II with the 26th pick overall.
He was screened as one of the best defensive players in the entire draft class, but almost fell in the first round.
“Newsome is a very good prospect as well, representing incredible value here at No.26. He was battle tested on a small sample of snaps in 2020, facing 34 targets in his first four games. He held on, allowing just 93 yards and five first downs while making eight plays on the ball ”
In 2020, Newsome saw a small sample of just three games throughout the season.
Despite that, he is a gifted player and someone who can be useful both outside the cover and as a press man.
There are certainly a lot of perks to Newsome, so the brilliant Andrew Berry strikes again.
It was a strong Day 2 for the Browns, although these players might not have a huge impact right away.
The Browns catch quality depth with the advantage of being beginners at the pro level.
It seems Andrew Berry finds players under the radar and hooks them up before anyone notices.
That continued on Day 3 with the selection of Ohio State defensive tackle Tommy Togiai.
A popular prospect of Day 2 which fell in the fourth round and into the arms of the Cleveland Browns.
“Cleveland continues to commit freeway theft by getting Tommy Togiai, a Day 2 pick here on Day 3. He has a powerful bull push and can be a powerful three-way technique in both aspects. He earned a 87.8 running defense rating and a 77.0 running rating for the Buckeyes in 2020. ”
The young tackle is certainly thrilled to start his career with the Browns.