Cleveland Browns 2021 NFL Draft Class Breakdown

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The Cleveland Browns continue to revamp the franchise with their analytically driven approach. Last season was a step in the right direction: They earned a trip to the playoffs, even upsetting their rivals in the wild-card round. 

Cleveland also had an outstanding draft, where the team added more pieces to an already talented roster. All of this has left, maybe the NFL’s most passionate fan base, optimistic about the new Cleveland Browns. 

Here are Cleveland's draft picks:

In a league that has become increasingly focused on passing the football, a team can ever have too many cornerbacks. Greedy Williams has injury concerns, so adding Greg Newsome to the mix is a great pick. He brings some size and length to the position. He steps in and competes with Williams for a starting role opposite Denzel Ward. While both need to remain healthy—and it may take Newsome two years to develop into the player he can become—Newsome figures to be the starter in the long run.

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Written By:

Drae Harris

Senior NFL Draft Analyst

Drae Harris is a Senior NFL Draft Analyst and seven-year scouting veteran in the NFL. He's a former player for the Cal Golden Bears and San Francisco 49ers.