With the Senior Bowl happening this weekend, we check out 10 prospects who may pique the curiosity of the Cleveland Browns.
CLEVELAND — The 2021 Senior Bowl is ready to happen on Saturday in Cell, Alabama.
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With that in thoughts, listed below are 10 prospects for Cleveland Browns followers to observe within the upcoming exhibition as potential targets for the staff in 2021 NFL Draft.
Carlos Basham Jr., DE, Wake Forest
With Olivier Vernon set to hit free company after struggling a torn Achilles’ within the Browns’ regular-season finale, Cleveland is undoubtedly available in the market for a defensive finish this season. Carlos Basham Jr. ranks because the No. 28 prospect on Professional Soccer Focus’ draft board after tallying 19.5 sacks and 33.5 tackles for a loss in his ultimate three seasons at Wake Forest.
Kadarius Toney, WR, Florida
No matter what occurs with Odell Beckham Jr. and Rashard Higgins this offseason, the Browns’ receiving corps may use one other playmaker. PFF’s No. 24 total prospect, Kadarius Toney is among the draft’s most elusive gamers, as evidenced by the 1,145 yards from scrimmage and 12 complete touchdowns he amassed in his senior season at Florida.
Hamsah Nasirildeen, S/LB, Florida State
With Ronnie Harrison Jr. and Grant Delpit set to return in 2021, Cleveland’s entrance workplace does not have an instantaneous want at security and is not more likely to make investments closely at linebacker both. However at 6-foot-Four and 220 kilos, Florida State’s Hamsah Nasirildeen — who PFF describes as a “tight finish eraser” — is the kind of hybrid prospect that would give the Browns protection a versatility it in any other case lacks.
Chazz Surratt, LB, North Carolina
Cleveland’s analytically-driven entrance workplace won’t worth the linebacker place as a lot as different groups, however that does not imply the Browns will ignore the place this offseason both. Rating as PFF’s No. 44 prospect, Chazz Surratt is a sure-handed tackler, which was a trait that Cleveland’s entrance workplace additionally favored about Jacob Phillips when it chosen him within the third spherical of final yr’s draft.
Levi Onwuzurike, DL, Washington
With Larry Ogunjobi set to hit free company and Sheldon Richardson and Andrew Billings each within the ultimate years of their contracts, the Browns have each an instantaneous and long-term want on their defensive position. Having tallied seven sacks and 16 tackles for a loss in three seasons at Washington, Levi Onwuzurike has the kind of playmaking means that may be a slot in any defensive scheme.
Tylan Wallace, WR, Oklahoma State
Between his explosiveness and ball expertise, Tylan Wallace is the kind of downfield menace the Browns’ offense at the moment lacks. In 4 seasons at Oklahoma State, PFF’s No. 54 total prospect tallied 205 catches for 3,434 yards and 26 touchdowns.
Marvin Wilson II, DL, Florida State
A former 5-star prospect, Marvin Wilson II arrived at Florida State because the top-ranked defensive sort out within the nation in 2017. Whereas his manufacturing all through his profession with the Seminoles was uneven, the 6-foot-5, 305-pound defensive sort out stays an intriguing prospect at a place of want for the Browns.
Rashad Weaver, DE, Pittsburgh
Whereas he is not a top-level athlete, Rashad Weaver has the kind of ability set as a pass-rusher that may’t be ignored. In 9 video games in 2020, PFF’s No. 63 total prospect totaled 14 tackles for a loss, 7.5 sacks and three pressured fumbles.
Sage Surratt, WR, Wake Forest
As soon as considered a possible first-round choose, Sage Surratt has seen his draft inventory seemingly slide in a loaded extensive receiver draft class after opting out of the 2020 season. Nonetheless, the 6-foot-3, 215-pound pass-catcher, who caught 66 passes for 1,001 yards and 11 touchdowns in 9 video games in 2019, may present the kind of big-bodied targets the Browns’ receiving corps at the moment lacks.
Jabril Cox, LB, LSU
After spending the primary three seasons of his profession at North Dakota State, Jabril Cox transferred to LSU, the place he totaled 58 tackles, 6.5 of which got here for a loss and three interceptions in 2020. Contemplating the Browns’ propensity for choosing gamers out of Baton Rouge, Cox, who performs a place of want for Cleveland, could make sense as a mid-round choose.