Cleveland provides velocity in 7-round mock


Greg Newsome II, Brown’s mock design. (Photo by Justin Casterline / Getty Images)

“’Speed. I’m fast.’ – Lightning McQueen” – Andrew Berry probably.

The 2021 NFL Draft is almost here and the Cleveland Browns need to add some speed to their roster.

There’s a lot of that to offer to this class, especially in the positions Cleveland is likely to aim for.

The team may need to perform a few maneuvers to secure their goals. That’s exactly what happens Brown’s sparkle design.


Greg Newsome II

CB Northwest Northwestern Wildcats Soccer

Round 1, Selection 26: Greg Newsome, II, CB, Northwestern

The biggest immediate need on the Browns roster is another full-back across from Denzel Ward. This seat could be occupied by Greedy Williams, but he is still recovering from the severe nerve injury that cost him 7-8 months of activity.

Williams is still not at full strength (he never will be) and it will be a while before he is back in football shape. He can’t be seriously relied on, and that means the team has to find another starter. If Williams can help, that’s an excellent problem.

Greg Newsome considered by many to be the best cornerback in this class. He has all the physical tools to be an elite player, including 4.39 speed. Newsome didn’t play much football in college due to some injuries, but their band is excellent. He is extremely fluid in man covering and explosive from his breaks. He’s a couple with Ward to give Cleveland some extremely athletic turns that anyone can run.

Newsome’s injury history is the biggest concern for him but as long as his medical exams are positive he would be an excellent match at this point in the first round. Newsome will turn 20 on draft day, so his young age is a big selling point for him.