Browns Mock Draft 4.0: The Best At A Defensive Position Falls To No. 26

Alabama defensive tackle Christian Barmore would fortify the interior of the Browns' defensive line. (USA Today)

Alabama defensive tackle Christian Barmore would fortify the interior of the Browns' defensive line. (USA Today)


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

Rocking their addition of free agent cornerback Troy Hill on Thursday, the Browns have increased their options in the first round of the draft.

With the signing of Hill, GM Andrew Berry addressed a third need on defense following the splash signing of safety John Johnson and the bargain-bin pickup of defensive end Takk McKinley.

The three signings in free agency leave Berry with the freedom to further address the defense with the best player available at No. 26.

He can add another pass rusher or cornerback. Or, in this mock draft 4.0, he can choose the best defensive tackle in the draft to bolster the interior of the defensive line.

1. Jacksonville Jaguars: QB Trevor Lawrence, Clemson

Not even a favorable deal involving Deshaun Watson could pry this pick away.

Last time: Lawrence.

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

Jets will either trade this pick or Sam Darnold.

Last time: Wilson.

3. Miami Dolphins: WR Ja’Marr Chase, LSU

Signing of Will Fuller doesn’t change this pick – for now.

Last time: Chase.

4. Atlanta Falcons: TE Kyle Pitts, Florida

Re-commitment to Matt Ryan solidifies game-changing tight end as choice.

Last time: Pitts.

5. Cincinnati Bengals: OT Penei Sewell, Oregon

Lack of OL activity in free agency makes this automatic.

Last time: Sewell.

6. Philadelphia Eagles: WR DeVonta Smith, Alabama

No reason to change this selection.

Last time: Smith.

7. Detroit Lions: WR Jaylen Waddle, Alabama

Losing Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones shifts focus to receiver.

Last time: Micah Parsons.

8. Carolina Panthers: QB Justin Fields, Ohio State

Barring a trade for Deshaun Watson, they’ll take best available QB.

Last time: Fields.

9. Denver Broncos: CB Patrick Surtain II, Alabama

Nice defense developing over there, but still.

Last time: Surtain.

10. Dallas Cowboys: CB Caleb Farley, Virginia Tech

Sticking with best available CB.

Last time: Farley.

11.New York Giants: DE Gregory Rousseau, Miami

Last time: Waddle.

12.San Francisco 49ers: CB Jaycee Horn, South Carolina

Last time: Horn.

13.Los Angeles Chargers: OT Rashawn Slater, Northwestern

Last time: Slater.

14.Minnesota Vikings: DE Jaelen Phillips, Miami

Last time: Phillips.

15:New England Patriots: QB Trey Lance, North Dakota State

Last time: Mac Jones.

16.Arizona Cardinals: OL Alijah Vera-Tucker, USC

Last time: Greg Newsome.

17.Las Vegas Raiders: LB Micah Parsons, Penn State

Last time: Rousseau.

18.Miami Dolphins: LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, Notre Dame.

Last time: Owusu-Koramoah.

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

Last time: Darrisaw.

20.Chicago Bears: OT Teven Jenkins, Oklahoma State

Last time: Lance.

21.Indianapolis Colts: DE Azeez Ojulari, Georgia

Last time: Vera-Tucker.

22.Tennessee Titans: DE Kwity Paye, Michigan

Last time: Ojulari.

23.New York Jets: DE Jayson Oweh, Penn State

Last time: Oweh.

24.Pittsburgh Steelers: OT-OG Jalen Mayfield, Michigan

Last time: Mayfield.

25.Jacksonville Jaguars: S Trevon Moehrig, Texas Christian

Last time: Moehrig.

26. Cleveland Browns: DT Christian Barmore, Alabama

GM Andrew Berry solidifies defensive interior with draft’s best tackle.

Last time: Zaven Collins.

27.Baltimore Ravens: WR Karius Toney, Florida

Last time: Alex Leatherwood.

28 New Orleans Saints: LB Zaven Collins, Tulsa

Last time: Toney.

29.Green Bay Packers: LB Nick Bolton, Missouri

Last time: Barmore.

30.Buffalo Bills: CB Greg Newsome, Northwestern

Last time: Levi Onwuzurike.

31.Kansas City Chiefs: OG Landon Dickerson, Alabama

Last time: Dickerson.

32.Tampa Bay Buccaneers: DE Carlos Basham, Wake Forest

Last time: Osa Odighizuwa.