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Browns Get a Steal With Jarvis Landry Replacement in Round 3 of Latest Mel Kiper Mock Draft

Devon Platana
The Cleveland Browns are projected to get a steal with a Jarvis Landry replacement in Round 3 of Mel Kiper's latest 2022 NFL mock draft.
The Cleveland Browns are projected to get a steal with a Jarvis Landry replacement in Round 3 of Mel Kiper's latest 2022 NFL mock draft. / Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
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The Cleveland Browns' offense has undergone a transformation this offseason, especially with the arrivals of quarterback Deshaun Watson and wide receiver Amari Cooper. At the same time, the Browns have also lost players, including veteran WR Jarvis Landry, who was released last month.

Outside of Cooper, Cleveland's WR room is looking somewhat thin. Fortunately, the Browns are projected to find Landry's replacement with a steal of a third-round pick in ESPN's Mel Kiper's latest 2022 NFL Mock Draft.

Browns NFL Mock Draft

With the 78th overall pick of the 2022 NFL Draft, Kiper has the Browns drafting Boise State wideout Khalil Shakir.

Shakir is an exciting prospect who had his best season with the Broncos last Fall. Playing 12 games, the 22-year-old finished with career-highs in receptions (77), yards (1,117) and touchdowns (7) while receiving his first-ever first-team All-Mountain West honors.

On top of that, Shakir has great hands and isn't afraid to get physical with the opposition. His motor makes him difficult to keep up with and his ability to make highlight-reel circus catches would make him a Cleveland fan favorite in no time.

What also makes Shakir a great pick for the Browns is that most experts project him to be a slot receiver at the NFL level, which was Landry's role as well. If the former can carve out a defined role in the 2022 NFL season, Cleveland's offense could catch a lot of teams off guard.

Browns fans won't have to wait long to find out of Shakir will be on their roster come September. The 2022 NFL Draft kicks off on Thursday, April 28 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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