The NFL draft is less than a week away and I’m getting excited to see what Browns GM Andrew Berry has planned. Most Browns draft experts don’t expect him to draft eight players and neither do I. The team is drafting for depth and future starters. A lot has been made of the guardrails the front office uses for the off-season. One guardrail is never pay for depth, thus draft picks. When drafting players, the Browns front office uses age and Relative Athletic Scores (RAS). RAS is defined as “ a metric that takes all of a player’s NFL Combine measurables — height, weight, wingspan, hand size, athletics and drill results — and boils them down into one number, on a scale of 0 (lowest) to 10 (highest).” For my third draft I’ll again be using the draft simulator from, player grades from and player rankings from I’ll also be using the Browns front office guardrails. Here we go.

Pick 74, Gervon Dexter, DT, Florida, RAS 9.53. Dexter has great size and athleticism for an interior defender. He has flashes of dominance. Ideal for a 4-3 scheme. Ranked 87 on Draft Network’s big board. Has a Pro Football Focus run defense grade of 70.0 and an overall defensive grade of 65.7. Dexter is a third-round value.


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