Browns Mock Draft 6.0: Browns Use Extra Picks To Move Up And Select A Cornerback

Tall and rangy cornerback Jaycee Horn of South Carolina will not drop to No. 26, so the Browns will have to trade up to get him. (

Tall and rangy cornerback Jaycee Horn of South Carolina will not drop to No. 26, so the Browns will have to trade up to get him. (

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Editor's note: Tony Grossi is a Cleveland Browns analyst for and 850 ESPN Cleveland.

Our last mock draft was our first foray ever into projecting trades. This one goes a bit further – our first Browns trade in a mock draft!

Yes, conjuring some logical trades was fun. In fact, the very day Mock 5.0 appeared, the Miami Dolphins made a real trade down with San Francisco, and then followed with a trade up with Philadelphia. We had mocked Atlanta doing the exact same thing.

In Mock 6.0, we have the Falcons moving down in a trade with the Broncos. And we have the Browns moving up four spots in a trade with the Titans.

The object of the Browns’ affection is the same player we mocked to them in 5.0 – South Carolina Jaycee Horn. There is no way Horn would last to No. 26; thus, the trade up.

Mock 6.0 also reflects the official draft order reshaped by last week’s real trades.

1. Jacksonville Jaguars: QB Trevor Lawrence, Clemson

Great care has been taken by the franchise to create a supportive environment for him, starting with Urban Meyer as coach.

Last time: Lawrence.

2. New York Jets: QB Zach Wilson, Brigham Young

Now the hard part: Finding a team to offer something for Sam Darnold, who’s due a fifth-year option and then second contract a year later.

Last time: Wilson (Panthers).

3. San Francisco 49ers (from Dolphins): QB Justin Fields, Ohio State

Hard to believe they would trade essentially three No. 1s for either of the other QBs still on the board.

Last time: Trey Lance (Broncos).

TRADE: Falcons trade No. 4 to Broncos for No. 9, No. 40 and first-rounder in 2022.

4. Denver Broncos: QB Trey Lance, North Dakota State

Falcons squeeze further No. 1 from Broncos rather than trade with division-rival Panthers.

Last time: Fields (Patriots).

5. Cincinnati Bengals: WR Ja’Marr Chase, LSU

Staying pat assures Bengals of one of three on their wish list.

Last time: Chase.

6. Miami Dolphins (from Eagles): WR DeVonta Smith, Alabama

Yo-yo trades from last week – down to 12, then up to six – allow them to still land Tua Tagovailoa’s former teammate, after all.

Last time: Jaylen Waddle (Eagles).

7. Detroit Lions: OT Penei Sewell, Oregon

If they’re building a foundation, they can’t pass up draft’s best offensive tackle.

Last time: Pitts (Falcons).

8. Carolina Panthers: QB Mac Jones, Alabama

Unable to move up, they settle for QB5.

Last time: Sewell (Jets).

9. Atlanta Falcons: TE Kyle Pitts, Florida

Trade-down netted them draft's best tight end and future No. 1. Brilliant.

Last time: Smith (Dolphins).

10. Dallas Cowboys: CB Patrick Surtain, Alabama

Pretty much considered CB1 now.

Last time: Caleb Farley.

11.New York Giants: DE Jaelan Phillips, Miami

Last time: Kwity Paye.

12.Philadelphia Eagles (from Dolphins): WR Jaylen Waddle, Alabama

Last time: Surtain (49ers).

13.Los Angeles Chargers: OT Rashawn Slater, Northwestern

Last time: Slater.

14.Minnesota Vikings: DE Gregory Rousseau, Miami

Last time: Rousseau.

15:New England Patriots: WR Kadarius Toney, Florida

Last time: Micah Parson (Lions).

16.Arizona Cardinals: CB Caleb Farley, Virginia Tech

Last time: Alijah Vera-Tucker.

17.Las Vegas Raiders: OT Teven Jenkins, Oklahoma State

Last time: Phillips.

18.Miami Dolphins: LB Micah Parsons, Penn State

Last time: Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah.

19.Washington Football Team: OT Christian Darrisaw, Virginia Tech

Last time: Darrisaw.

20.Chicago Bears: OT Liam Eichenberg, Notre Dame

Last time: Jenkins.

21.Indianapolis Colts: DE Kwity Paye, Michigan

Last time: Azeez Ojulari.

TRADE: Titans trade No. 22 to Browns for No. 26, No. 91 and No. 132.

22. Cleveland Browns: CB Jaycee Horn, South Carolina

Browns can’t resist CB3, and had to overpay for Titans to pass him up.

23.New York Jets (from Seahawks): DE Jayson Oweh, Penn State

Last time: Oweh.

24.Pittsburgh Steelers: OG Alijah Vera-Tucker, USC

Last time: Jalen Mayfield.

25.Jacksonville Jaguars: S Trevon Moehrig, Texas Christian

Last time: Moehrig.

26.Tennessee Titans: CB Greg Newsome, Northwestern

Last time: Horn (Browns).

27.Baltimore Ravens: LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, Notre Dame

Last time: Landon Dickerson.

28.New Orleans Saints: LB Zaven Collins, Tulsa

Last time: Collins.

29.Green Bay Packers: DT Christian Barmore, Alabama

Last time: Barmore.

30.Buffalo Bills: DE Azeez Ojulari, Georgia

Last time: Newsome.

31.Kansas City Chiefs: OT Samuel Cosmi, Texas

Last time: Eichenberg.

32.Tampa Bay Buccaneers: RB Najee Harris, Alabama

Last time: Jones.

(Editor's note: An earlier verson of this story inadvertently omitted a player.)