Mel Kiper's First-Round Projection for Browns is a Steal

Zach Brunner
The Browns drafting Mekhi Becton would be a steal.
The Browns drafting Mekhi Becton would be a steal. / Alika Jenner/Getty Images

ESPN NFL Draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. released the third iteration of his 2020 mock draft first round, which is set to take place on April 23rd.

The Cleveland Browns were hyped up all last offseason, with many viewing them as Super Bowl contenders. However, things did not go as planned for many reasons, but one of the main weaknesses was the offensive line. It is an area that needs to be improved, especially when they have to face each the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens two times a season.

Browns fans would be feeling pretty good on draft day if they were able to get offensive tackle Mekhi Becton at No. 10 overall. It would be a steal for a franchise that needs something to feel good about, as he is one of the best tackles in the draft.

Cleveland addressed the right tackle spot first, adding Jack Conklin from the Tennessee Titans in free agency. Now the Browns must address the left side, since they were not able to run on the left end of their line last season (last in NFL in left end adjusted line yards).

In the nicest way possible, Becton is an absolute freak that will be able to clear a path for Nick Chubb with ease. At 6-foot-7, 364 pounds, he is a massive human, but has extreme athleticism. Despite his size, he has very quick feet, and he blew everyone away at the NFL Combine by running a 5.11 in the 40-yard dash. He became the heaviest player since 2006 to run under a 5.2.

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