Browns Take Major Reach in Todd McShay's Latest 2022 NFL Mock Draft

Larry Rupp
The Cleveland Browns take a major reach in Todd McShay's latest 2022 NFL mock draft.
The Cleveland Browns take a major reach in Todd McShay's latest 2022 NFL mock draft. / Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Browns will look to bounce back in 2022 and make some noise in the AFC North once again. Adding a couple of key pieces to the roster would be ideal, especially in the upcoming NFL Draft. Unfortunately, Todd McShay projects the team to take a major reach in his latest 2022 Mock Draft.

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McShay has Cleveland snagging Georgia defensive tackle Devonte Wyatt at No. 13 overall. This pick does fill in the hole left by free agent to be Malik Jackson, but Wyatt is ranked outside the top 20 draft prospects by most insiders. Drafting a DT in the first round is anything besides a splashy move, too.

Don't get it twisted, Wyatt has been climbing up mock drafts for a reason. The Bulldogs standout can track down running backs breaking to the outside and has the power to overwhelm opposing offensive lineman. He finished his college career with 113 tackles (12.0 for loss) and 5.0 sacks.

The simple fact is that the Browns have the cap space to grab a DT off the free agent market capable of stepping in right away. Wyatt may need time to develop and Cleveland could use this pick to draft an elite offensive weapon, instead. After all, Donovan Peoples-Jones led the team with only 597 receiving yards in 2021.

Reaching for a player is always a tricky route to take in the first round. It can either make the front office leaders look like geniuses or end up blowing up in their faces. It'll be interesting to see if McShay's projection becomes reality when the 2022 NFL Draft kicks off on Thursday, April 28.

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