With the Senior Bowl practices beginning Tuesday, there are plenty of prospects to keep an eye on that could be draft targets of the Cleveland Browns. There is quite a wide variety of senior college football players participating in terms of draft ranking and the schools they are from. Players will all be looking to improve their draft stock on the field in practices and the game at the end of the week and off the field, as well as the prospects, will meet and talk with numerous NFL franchises. While the Browns still don’t have a general manager at this current moment, they sent a nice committee of organizational members to evaluate the players including assistant GM Elliot Wolf, personnel VP Alonzo Highsmith, the college and pro scouting directors, and numerous other scouts as reported by Zac Jackson. With measurements and some preliminary interviews completed, the news from Mobile is starting to spread all over NFL Draft Twitter. From my personal evaluations, here are a few names to watch for both the North and South rosters.
Alohi Gilman S Notre Dame
Gilman is a super productive safety from Notre Dame. While his tackles dipped from last season, he was able to produce more impact plays improving his turnovers and tackles for losses.
Larrell Murchison IDL NC State
Murchison is an interior defensive lineman with enough quickness and motor to be disruptive as a pass rusher. With 7 sacks and 12 tackles for losses, he has the potential to be a nice playmaker for a defense in the NFL.
Neville Gallimore IDL Oklahoma
Gallimore is one of the higher-ranked players in Mobile, and his measurements stood out to support his case as a wrecking ball from the interior defensive line. He’s expected to break out in a big way this week.
Joshua Uche EDGE Michigan
Uche is extremely athletic off the edge, and he steadily produced more and more each season. This past season he had 8.5 sacks and 11.5 tackles for losses, and he would provide a much-needed element of speed and depth to the Browns pass rush off the edge.
Alton Robinson EDGE Syracuse
Robinson is one of the better edge rushers in the nation over the past three seasons. He definitely took a step back this season, which has hurt his draft stock, but he has the opportunity to prove he can be a top 50 player in the draft in April.
Zack Baun OLB Wisconsin
He’s been labeled as the stereotypical Wisconsin Big Ten outside linebacker. His production is relatively limited in terms of sample size, but he has the chance to prove that he can be a productive player in Mobile.
Josh Jones OT Houston
Josh Jones is a large tackle prospect with good measurables who served as a three-year starter at left tackle for one of the best rushing teams in the NCAA. He’s definitely a prospect to watch for the Browns since they’re in need of upgrades at both starting offensive tackle positions.
Jordan Love QB Utah State
An interesting QB prospect that could be a real riser in this draft class. He has the legitimate arm talent and shows a good feel for his passes. With quarterbacks at a premium, he has the chance to move up into the top half of the first round, which could potentially push another player down the board for Cleveland.
Brycen Hopkins TE Purdue
Quite possibly the top tight end in the true draft class, Hopkins is ultra-productive and physically gifted. 61 catches for 830 and 7 touchdowns to follow up a 34/583/2 season makes him look like he can be a complete tight end. Given that Stefanski’s offense demands a lot from tight ends, fans might want to keep an eye on one of the best in the deep class.
Antonio Gandy-Golden WR Liberty
He has consistently been one of the best wide receivers in college football over the last three seasons, but he isn’t well known nationally at Liberty University. With three straight 1000 yard seasons slashing 69/1066/10, 71/1037/10, and 70/1304/9. If he can prove that he can create separation throughout the week, he could skyrocket up draft boards.