The Browns made yet another smart move with the No. 25 pick they got from the Texans, selecting versatile defender Jabrill Peppers. Peppers played both safety and linebacker at the University of Michigan, though safety is his natural position. The Browns need playmakers in the secondary, and Peppers brings the added bonus of being able to return kicks and punts for Cleveland.
Dan Quinn and the Falcons covet speed on defense, and they got a fast pass rusher in Takkarist McKinley. Atlanta had to trade up to get him, swapping picks with the Seahawks to select McKinley 26th overall. McKinley celebrated by giving an emotional post-pick speech about his grandmother, complete with an f-bomb. He said the league could just fine him later.
The Bills bolstered the secondary with LSU’s Tre’Davious White at No. 27. The Cowboys were up next at No. 28, and addressed the pass rush with Taco Charlton.
The Browns had 11 picks going into the draft, and added more with the trade back that let Houston select Deshaun Watson. They took advantage of it, trading back into the first round to take tight end David Njoku at No. 29. Many analysts thought Njoku was a better prospect than Evan Engram, and the Browns need all the playmakers they can get.
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