Cleveland Browns Three Biggest Draft Needs & Prospects To Watch

Cleveland Browns Three Biggest Draft Needs & Prospects To Watch

Ayden Fahlstrom
2 years ago
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Cleveland Browns Three Biggest Draft Needs & Prospects To Watch

The Cleveland Browns’ 2021 NFL regular season has not gone as planned. Cleveland had Super Bowl aspirations this season, and they completely fell flat on their faces. Just last season, the Browns went to the AFC Divisional Round and lost to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Cleveland Browns couldn’t handle the pressure of the Super Bowl expectations this season, and just like every team, they have holes to fill. With the upcoming NFL Draft coming up in April 2022, what are some of the Cleveland Browns’ potential targets and their three biggest needs in the NFL Draft?

Wide Receivers

The biggest need for the Cleveland Browns next season might be the wide receiver position. They don’t have anyone special on the roster to make plays. Jarvis Landry, Donovan Peoples-Jones, and Rashard Higgins are the top three wide receivers on the roster.

The Baker Mayfield and Odell Beckham Jr. connection didn’t work, and Cleveland released Beckham Jr., and he signed with the Los Angeles Rams.

Garrett Wilson from Ohio State is 6’0” and weighs 188 lbs. He caught 70 passes for 1,058 yards and 12 touchdowns this past season. Wilson is a playmaker in space, and the Ohio State receiving core was really deep this past season. 

Jameson Williams from Alabama is 6’2” and weighs 195 lbs. He is the latest Alabama wide receiver prospect to potentially be drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft.

Williams isn’t the prospect that Henry Ruggs III, Devonta Smith, Jaylen Waddle, and Jerry Jeudy were cracked up to be, but Jameson Williams is still going to be a playmaker in the NFL. Williams caught 68 passes for 1,445 yards receiving and 15 touchdowns for Alabama.

Chris Olave is also from Ohio State. He also has the talent to be a number one wide receiver in the NFL, but he is more of a number two.

I am sure that the Cleveland Browns scout wide receivers from the Buckeye State very closely. Olave caught 65 passes for 936 yards and 13 touchdowns this past season for the Ohio State Buckeyes.


With the Cleveland Browns missing the playoffs this past season, they are going to put a lot of blame on Baker Mayfield. There is a certain ceiling this football team can reach with Baker Mayfield at the quarterback position.

Kenny Pickett from Pitt, Matt Corral from Ole Miss, and Malik Willis from Liberty could all potentially be options for the Cleveland Browns this offseason. Pickett is a pocket passer, Corral is an energy player, and Willis is more like a Lamar Jackson kind of quarterback.


The Cleveland Browns had some issues with linebackers throughout the regular season. The back end of the defense was not very strong. Cleveland had some issues stopping the run.

Three of the potential targets could be David Ojabo, Michigan, Nakobe Dean, LB, Georgia, and Drake Jackson, USC. Ojabo and Dean played on elite defenses this season and can make the NFL team’s defenses better immediately. Jackson is a very intriguing NFL Draft prospect.

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