The Browns made a few splashes in free agency, altering their 2020 NFL Draft plans. Here is a 7-round mock after the first wave of free agency
Phase-one of free agency is now just about over as most of the big named targets have signed with other teams. The Cleveland Browns have added quite a few players on one-year deals, and even a couple big named players in free agency. This has altered their 2020 NFL Draft plans without certainty.
Big names that the Browns added included former Tennessee Titans right tackle and first round pick Jack Conklin on a salary that came well below market value. The Browns also made former Atlanta Falcons tight end Austin Hooper the highest paid tight end in the league on his new four-year deal as well. Adding security in case of an injury to franchise quarterback Baker Mayfield, Cleveland also signed journeyman quarterback Case Keenum as well.
The smaller deals the Browns added in free agency also include defensive backs Karl Joseph, Andrew Sendejo, and Kevin Johnson. Additionally the Browns added young talent to their defense in defensive tackle Andrew Billings and linebacker B.J. Goodson. Due to the amount of one-year deals on the defensive side of the ball, the Browns will more than likely produce a defensive-heavy draft next month.
Filling those needs, here is a new seven round mock draft for the Browns after the first wave of free agency.