The Cleveland Browns head into the start of the 2021 NFL Draft on Thursday night looking to improve their roster in hopes of making some noise in the AFC next season. While it is vital they ace their first round pick, the Browns would benefit just as greatly from finding some playmakers in the later rounds.
Those late round selections are what separates the contenders from the pretenders each season. With that in mind, here are three late-round steals Cleveland should target in the 2021 NFL Draft.
1. Tamorrion Terry, WR, Florida State
The Browns are not in desperate need of wide receiver help, but they could add some depth by drafting a huge wide receiver in Tamorrion Terry. This Florida State wideout measures (6-foot-3, 207 pounds) very similarly to Seattle Seahawk DK Metcalf and plays a lot like him, too. He is physical in his route-running and has the skills to compete for 50/50 balls down the field. Terry racked up 2,230 yards from scrimmage in three seasons with the Seminoles (31 games) and averaged an insane 18.8 yards per reception. He could become an underrated target for quarterback Baker Mayfield.
2. Shakur Brown, CB, Michigan State
One area on the roster that the Browns certainly need to address is in the secondary. Denzel Ward leads a group that has very little depth to it. Michigan State cornerback Shakur Brown could be a target for the Browns due to his consistent improvement during college. Brown got better year after year and posted 25 tackles, 5 interceptions and 4 pass breakups in 2020. He has a lot of upside and has proven he can play multiple positions on defense. Brown just needs to find himself with a dedicated coaching staff and Cleveland could be just the right spot for him.
3. Jermar Jefferson, RB, Oregon State
Starting running back Nick Chubb is entering his contract year, which could make the team look for a late-round steal in case things go sideways. Oregon State's Jermar Jefferson seems to be a younger version of Chubb as he is a ground-and-pound type of rusher and has great hands. He is a capable receiver out of the backfield and is patient waiting for lanes to open up. Jefferson averaged 5.7 yards per carry as a Beaver and racked up 29 total touchdowns over the course of three seasons (27 games). He would be a perfect player for the Browns to have waiting in the wings.
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