The draft, which had been scheduled to take place in Las Vegas, was successfully completed virtually from the homes of NFL coaches, general managers and other front-office staff because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Here's a pick-by-pick look at how each player the Browns have selected will fit.
Round 1, No. 10 overall: Jedrick Wills Jr., OT, Alabama
My take: Even though there was plenty of outside smoke about the Browns potentially trading for Washington veteran All-Pro Trent Williams to address their void at left tackle, Cleveland was always committed to drafting its left tackle of the future to pair with its talented young core. In Wills, the Browns got exactly what they hoped to land in this draft -- a long-term blindside pass-protector for quarterback Baker Mayfield. Suddenly, with Wills joining prized free-agent right tackle signee Jack Conklin, Cleveland's offensive line has the pieces to go from weakness to major strength.
Position change: Even though Wills manned right tackle at Alabama, the Browns see him as a left tackle in the NFL. The reason? From the right bookend, he actually was tasked with protecting the blind side of lefty Tua Tagovailoa during college. Cleveland general manager Andrew Berry conceded that Wills will have to undergo some "physical reprogramming" swinging to the left side. But the organization also believes he has the ability and the feet to make a seamless switch -- with all the tools to eventually grow into a standout at the position, guarding Mayfield's blind side.
Mayfield armed: Assuming Wills is able to immediately fill Cleveland's glaring need at left tackle, the Browns have done about everything they possibly could do this offseason to better support Mayfield than the team did last year. Cleveland remains loaded at the skill positions, headlined by running backs Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt, wide receivers Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham and now tight end Austin Hooper, the Browns' other notable free-agent signing. The Browns should also feature one of the league's most improved offensive lines, with Wills and Conklin now flanking Pro Bowl guard Joel Bitonio and stalwart center J.C. Tretter. The regime in Cleveland has given Mayfield all he needs to succeed. Now, it will fall to him to prove he is in fact the franchise quarterback Browns have desperately longed for.
Round 2, No. 44 overall (from Colts): Grant Delpit, S, LSU
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My take: After left tackle, safety was Cleveland's biggest need, and the Browns addressed that by selecting one of the top safeties on the board -- while collecting a fifth-round pick along the way, trading back three spots with the Colts. Delpit was projected as a first-round talent coming into the college football season, but saw his stock fall after an inconsistent final season at LSU. Still, the talent is there. And the Browns can afford to bring him along slowly next to second-year player Sheldrick Redwine as their future at the position after signing veteran safeties Andrew Sendejo and Karl Joseph to one-year deals in free agency.
Round 3, No. 88 overall: Jordan Elliott, DT, Missouri
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My take: The Browns beef up their defensive line with Elliott, who was a disruptive player from the inside of Missouri's defense. The Browns needed a fourth defensive tackle to flank Sheldon Richardson, Larry Ogunjobi and free agent signee Andrew Billings. Late last year, Cleveland's lack of depth along the line really showed, as the entire Browns defense cratered down the stretch of their 6-10 finish. Elliott, who originally signed with Texas out of high school, has the quickness and athleticism to develop into an impact rotation player for the Browns up front.
Round 3, No. 97 overall: Jacob Phillips, LB, LSU
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My take: After losing both of their 2019 Week 1 starters at linebacker in Christian Kirksey and Joe Schobert this offseason, the Browns had to address linebacker at some point in this draft. In Phillips, they get another young linebacker to pair with 2019 rookies Sione Takitaki and Mack Wilson, who started 14 games last year after Kirksey's season-ending injury. Phillips led the national champion Tigers last season with 113 tackles, and the Browns love his potential to cover ground as a "modern linebacker," as GM Andrew Berry calls it. Phillips should open the year in the rotation -- with a chance to earning a starting role down the line.
Round 4, No. 115 overall: Harrison Bryant, TE, Florida Atlantic
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My take: Coach Kevin Stefanski loves utilizing multiple tight ends, which makes Bryant a terrific fit in Cleveland. The Mackey Award winner as the top TE in college football last season, Bryant became the first FBS TE since 2013 to finish with more than 1,000 yards receiving in a season. He should get his share of pass-catching opportunities in Cleveland playing behind free-agent signee Austin Hooper.
Round 5, No. 160: Nick Harris, C, Washington
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My take: The Browns picked up this pick by trading back with Indianapolis in the second round. After jettisoning Austin Corbett to the Rams in 2019, Cleveland really didn't have a backup to center JC Tretter. Harris, who started 42 games at Washington (18 at guard, 24 at center) gives Cleveland a quality depth player on the inside, and, potentially, a starting right guard down the line.
Round 6, No. 187 overall: Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR, Michigan
My take: Though they have Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry, the Browns have little proven depth behind the duo at wide receiver. That's why the Browns grabbed Peoples-Jones, who had 103 catches for 1,327 yards and 14 touchdowns over three seasons at Michigan. He has all the tools to develop into Cleveland's No. 3 wide receiver and could give the return units a boost, as well.