Another mock draft changed into as soon as launched and this time by in reality one of the more effectively-acknowledged pundits from ESPN. The stout and luminous Todd McShay projects the Cleveland Browns deciding on some defensive help in the 2d stage with Zaven Collins from Tulsa.
In this scenario, Micah Parsons, Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah and Azeez Ojulari are already off the board. McShay makes a convincing case for Collins. McShay’s explanation,
“I mocked Collins to the Browns a month in the past as effectively, and nothing has changed for a crew in reality ready to contend for a Titanic Bowl. Myles Garrett can’t be the most productive efficient scurry-rusher on this roster, and after hovering in the center of the league in sacks for the previous few years (34, 37, 38 and 39 sacks in the previous four seasons), Cleveland needs to carry out the soar with its edge scamper to in reality boom in the AFC. Collins — who would be Tulsa’s 2d first-rounder in the frequent draft know-how — has versatility and burst.”
Most treasured LBs in the 2021 Draft class (PFF Wins Above Sensible):
1. Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, ND
2. Zaven Collins, Tulsa
3. Rashad Byrd, GA Southern pic.twitter.com/iS985Zy95q
— PFF Draft (@PFF_College) February 6, 2021
Other OLB Alternate choices:
Micah Parsons, Penn St., 6-3, 244 pounds:
Parsons changed into as soon as taken at 15 on this scenario and has failed to carry out it to Cleveland in any mock that I in reality possess seen to this level, but it isn’t most no longer seemingly and he would be a stout fit. The Browns are shut to being a indispensable threat on this league and adding an elite three-down backer with his form of uncommon athleticism and top-notch instincts may possibly perchance bewitch this protection to the subsequent stage. He is a uncommon prospect that tests almost every field and no subject his perceived low positional value, Cleveland would be silly to no longer possess hobby.
Micah Parsons did not play final season and is quiet LB1 pic.twitter.com/VTOX7JZAkj
— PFF Draft (@PFF_College) February 10, 2021
Crop Bolton, Missouri, 6-0, 232 pounds:
Bolton has been a vital particular person for the Tigers since taking on the beginning gig due to an injury to the outdated starter in 2019. He has dominated the SEC the previous two seasons as evidenced by his crew-main 95 tackles and eight of those tackles were for a loss. Bolton also added 5 scurry deflections this previous season and has proven that he is stout in protection. He is a classic off-ball linebacker than can play in the center or on the out of doors.
I gather it, your man is quicker. I do know that this other man has somebody stronger, but my man will seemingly be the one making the deal with. My man is Crop Bolton. pic.twitter.com/Xf005IJQt1
— mike crum (@cdpiglet) February 13, 2021
Later Round OLB Alternate choices:
Tavante Beckett, Marshall, 5-10, 209 pounds:
The Virginia Tech transfer has been a wrecking ball at Marshall and has led the Herd in tackles the final two seasons together with a convincing 90 in COVID shortened 2020. He changed into as soon as a C-USA Defensive Player of the Year candidate in 2019 and took home the award in 2020. Beckett isn’t going to be chosen early due to his size, but he performs grand bigger than his listed measurements and may possibly perchance even be a curious chess share for Joe Woods.
Tavante Beckett factual despatched this man befriend to Tennessee
— Barstool Marshall (@BarstoolMU) November 14, 2020
Jordan Smith, UAB, 6-7, 250 pounds:
Smith changed into as soon as a straight-up vital particular person at UAB and that vital particular person doable has an exact possibility of translating to the subsequent stage. He changed into as soon as an absolute monster in the backfield as evidenced by his crew-main nine tackles for loss final season and changed into as soon as dominant as a scurry rusher main the Blazers with 4.5 sacks. Almost the staunch reverse of Beckett, Smith is a prolonged edge rusher with the athleticism to invent into a key contributor.
Top seemingly stress rates since 2019:
1. Chris Rumph II, Duke – 21%
2. Nik Bonitto, OU – 20%
3. Jordan Smith, UAB – 19%
4. Jamar Watson, UK – 18% pic.twitter.com/zeL0IUXif3
— PFF Draft (@PFF_College) February 7, 2021