NFL Draft: Cleveland Browns Day 3 Fits

The Cleveland Browns have a multitude of picks on Day 3 of the 2022 NFL Draft. They have pick 108, 118, and 124 in the fourth round, as well as pick 202 in the sixth round and picks 223 and 246 in the seventh round. I would be surprised if the Browns used all of these picks. Expect something to either be packaged together to move up in the draft or to be exchanged for future capital. You can check out our recap of the Browns Day 2 moves. Unlike our Day 2 Fits article, we will not be going pick-by-pick in our Browns Day 3 fits article, as a lot of them will overlap. With that said, let’s get into the Browns Day 3 fits.

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Browns Day 3 Fits

Defensive Tackle

Perrion Winfrey, Oklahoma
Perrion Winfrey Browns Day 3 fits
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The Browns passed on Perrion Winfrey multiple times on Day 2. He is by far the best player still available at the top of the fourth round. Winfrey played as a nose tackle at Oklahoma, but showcased his ability to be a penetrating three-technique at the Senior Bowl.

John Ridgeway, Arkansas
John Ridgeway RAS Card Browns Day 3 fits
John Ridgeway RAS Card

John Ridgeway is an interesting nose tackle prospect. He has the look and toughness necessary to be a solid, early-down rotational defensive tackle. His age may be a disqualifier, as he will turn 23 on May 7.

Thomas Booker, Stanford
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Thomas Booker RAS Card

Stanford’s Thomas Booker fits a lot of the Browns markers for day three picks. Booker can be a developmental three-technique. He is an incredible athlete for the position.

Christopher Hinton, Michigan
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Chris Hinton is a solid athlete for the position, and possess strong hands. He is a developmental pick, but is one of the younger players available on day three at the position.

Tight End

Cade Otton, Washington
Cade Otton Browns Day 3 Fits
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Cade Otton is not only the youngest of the four tight ends on the list, but also the best. Otton is my personal tight end one, and would be a fantastic plug-and-play replacement for Austin Hooper. He adds more run-after-catch ability than Hooper.

Isaiah Likely, Coastal Carolina
Isaiah Likely RAS Card

Isaiah Likely did not test well, but he is a talented player who can be useful due to his versatility. He is a good blocker in addition to his receiver ability, and can line up in a variety of positions.

Chigoziem Okonkwo, Maryland
Chigoziem Okonkwo RAS Card

Maryland’s Chigoziem Okonkwo is an above average athlete who is undersized for the position. Okonkwo can line up anywhere except in-line tight end and could be useful as a multi-positional player, as either a third tight end or a fullback.

Daniel Bellinger, San Diego State
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Daniel Bellinger RAS Card

Bellinger is not a player I watched, but his athletic profile makes him a target for the Browns. He was productive in college and is sure handed.

Safety

Leon O’Neal Jr, Texas A&M
Leon O’Neal Jr. RAS Card

Both of these safeties either don’t fit or are near not fitting the Browns typical age constraints they’ve shown under Andrew Berry. However, both will most likely be available in rounds six and seven and are much better players than that on tape.

Leon O’Neal Jr. is a good strong safety who is best coming downhill, both against the run and to play in underneath zones. He is probably best in a cover three heavy scheme with some man-to-man mixed in, such as the Cowboys, but he can be used in a variety of ways. O’Neal has shown flashes of two-high ability and can be a rotational safety for a team that doesn’t run a lot of cover three or man. He has tackling issues due to poor form at times, but brings power to every tackle.

He will fall due to his subpar forty-yard-dash time at his pro day, but his other athletic testing was solid.

Brad Hawkins, Michigan
Brad Hawkins RAS Card

Brad Hawkins is another older prospect who has good instincts as a free safety. Michigan trusted him to play single-high often, despite having Daxton Hill on the team. He is extremely experienced and can be a rotational safety found in round seven.

Defensive End

Kingsley Enagbare, South Carolina
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South Carolina’s Kingsley Enagbare has the hand power, size, and production to be a successful base end in the NFL. He is an ideal 5-technique, but has fallen due to his lack of lateral mobility and poor technique.

Tyreke Smith, Ohio State
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Tyreke Smith is a solid athlete who has some pass rush upside. Smith can come in and compete with Chase Winovich for the fourth pass rusher spot on the roster.

Linebacker

Brandon Smith, Penn State
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Brandon Smith RAS Card

Freak athlete Brandon Smith needs to improve on both the technical and mental aspects of the game. Smith can be a developmental MIKE linebacker behind Jacob Phillips and Anthony Walker.

Damone Clark, LSU
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Damone Clark RAS Card

LSU’s Damone Clark has fallen in the draft due to an injury that will most likely keep him out for the entirety of his rookie season. He is talented enough to have gone in the third round based on tape, but may be available much later on day three.

Wide Receiver

Kyle Philips, UCLA
Kyle Philips RAS Card Browns day 3 fits
Kyle Philips RAS Card

UCLA’s Kyle Philips is an immediate starter in the slot and can be productive for a long time. Phillips is my personal top available wide receiver.

Khalil Shakir, Boise State
Khalil Shakir RAS Card Browns Day 3 fits
Khalil Shakir RAS Card

Boise State’s Khalil Shakir is a versatile receiver who can do whatever you ask of him. He is most likely a fourth-round selection.

Romeo Doubs, Nevada

Romeo Doubs played in an air raid offense that allowed for only a limited route tree. Doubs did display some big play ability. He will probably go before he should, and wouldn’t be a good value.

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