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. (thestate.com)

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. (thestate.com)


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Editor's note: Tony Grossi is a Cleveland Browns analyst for TheLandOnDemand.com 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.)