Cleveland Browns 7-Round Mock Draft 2.0 (Free Agency Update)

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In roughly one month, the 2021 NFL Draft begins.

During this primary Christmas of the yr, Cleveland followers will be taught who the subsequent wave of Browns gamers shall be.

It is hoped that these new Browns will mesh completely with the present group and type a championship contender.

The group has already been busy throughout free company, shoring up quite a few positions that have been a legal responsibility in 2020.

The most notable of these signed to date embrace former Ram security John Johnson III, former Ram nook Troy Hill, defensive linemen Malik Jackson and Takk McKinley, and linebacker Anthony Walker.

Each addresses an space of want for the Browns.

Only time will inform if the free company additions get the Browns excessive.

Right now, they create pleasure and giddy anticipation to 2021.

However, there are nonetheless a number of positions that have to be targeted on within the draft.

In my earlier mock draft, I chosen principally defensive gamers as that facet of the ball for Cleveland wanted essentially the most assist after 2020.

These have been my alternatives from early February:

  • 1st Round, Nick Bolton, LB, Missouri
  • 2nd Round, Jay Tufele, IDL, USC
  • third Round, Jordan Smith, EDGE, UAB
  • third Round, Keith Taylor Jr., CB, Washington
  • 4th Round, Janarious Robinson, EDGE, Florida
  • 4th Round, Trey Hill, IOL, Georgia
  • fifth Round, Trill Williams, CB, Syracuse
  • sixth Round, Grant Stuard, LB, HOUSTON
  • seventh Round, J.D. Spielman, WR, TCU

This iteration of my mock draft took into consideration the Browns current signings.

I targeting principally protection for the primary a part of the draft, then went with offense within the later rounds to assist with depth in sure spots.

Without additional ado, right here is my up to date mock draft after the free company interval:
 

1st Round, Pick 26, Jaelan Phillips, EDGE, University of Miami

The additions of Johnson and Hill ought to solidify the again finish of the protection.

Jackson and McKinley assist, however I don’t imagine (but) that McKinley is a recreation changer at defensive finish.

With the Browns first decide of my mock draft, I selected Phillips.

There have been quite a few good gamers nonetheless out there at this level.

However, Cleveland has to set the tone higher when dashing the passer in ‘21.

Myles Garrett can’t be a one man wrecking machine for a complete season, he wants assist.

Phillips was initially a UCLA signee who ended up retiring from this system and the sport itself after harm and concussion woes plagued his Bruins profession.

He ultimately determined to switch to Miami and sat out the 2019 season on account of NCAA switch guidelines.

When Phillips got here again this previous season, he confirmed the world why he was a extremely ranked recruit nationally popping out of highschool.

In 2020, Phillips had 45 whole tackles, three passes damaged up, one interception, and eight sacks.

The Hurricanes went 8-Three total and had one of many higher defenses in faculty thanks, partly, to Phillips.

After the season, Phillips was named a First- All-American by the American Football Coaches Association and was a semifinalist for the Bednarik Award for the nation’s faculty defensive participant of the yr.

#Miami Jaelen Phillips:
First play units up the subsequent
1st rush beats the RT w/ pace & bend on the skin, does not even get touched earlier than the QB will get it off
2nd rush RT is simply interested by the skin rush. Phillips takes him to the within w/ a swim and will get the sack pic.twitter.com/U8a59kMhxF

— Brandon Coyle / NFL Draft (@CoyleNfl) December 31, 2020

Scouts love Phillips’ first step.  He is fast on the level of assault and normally opposing linemen on their heels.

Phillips makes use of his fingers properly and has a number of go-to strikes when dashing the passer.

At 6’5”, 260 kilos, Phillips’ size is a recreation changer.

He can swat away passes and seize a maintain of ball carriers who suppose they’ve left Phillips behind.

Phillips is nice towards the run, utilizing his fingers and arms to separate on the level of assault and drive up and thru his opponent.

He strikes properly laterally for a giant man.

On the unfavourable facet, scouts brazenly query Phillips’ harm historical past.

Also, like different defensive ends, Phillips tends to face straight up after the snap.

That negates any type of leverage he would have if he stayed decrease.

It additionally wouldn’t harm if he had a number of extra move rush strikes.

If he’s coached properly, Phillips might change into top-of-the-line younger stars within the recreation.

Lining him up reverse of Garrett would make the Browns extra formidable up entrance.
 

2nd Round, Pick 59, Chazz Surratt, LB, University of North Carolina

I used to be tempted to seize a linebacker with the primary decide.

I just like the Walker addition in addition to the actual fact the Browns re-signed former Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith.

However, the group nonetheless wants a flashier set of wheels to have an effect on the second stage higher.

Surratt was out there and I snatched him up.

His identify has been steadily climbing the draft board for months.

Surratt was a four-star recruit out of highschool and signed with the Tar Heels to play quarterback.

He didn’t get any enjoying time in 2016 as Mitchell Trubisky was the alpha canine QB for the ‘Heels.

In 2017, Surratt truly led the group in passing with 1,342 yards and 13 whole touchdowns.

When the 2018 season acquired underway, Surratt was again on the sidelines.

He didn’t play properly sufficient within the preseason to maintain the starter’s job and held a clipboard for all the yr.

Then, earlier than the 2019 season started, former Heels and Texas coach Mack Brown returned for his second stint in North Carolina.

Brown and the teaching workers favored freshman Sam Howell and plugged him in because the beginning quarterback.

Seeing the writing on the wall, Surratt determined he wanted to change positions and requested to be moved to linebacker.

It turned out to be an ideal resolution.

Although he was new to the place in 2019, Surratt regarded like had been a linebacker his complete life.

That yr, he racked up an unbelievable 115 whole tackles, 6.5 sacks, one pressured fumble, one fumble restoration, three passes defended, and one interception.

Surratt was chosen as a First- All-ACC choice after the season.

In 2020, Surratt had 91 whole tackles, six sacks, one pressured fumble, one fumble restoration, three passes damaged up, and a decide.

He was named an All-American and opted out of the group’s bowl recreation to arrange for the draft.

🤔 @PFF_Mike’s responsible pleasure?

Watching UNC LB Chazz Surratt play soccer pic.twitter.com/dqSKzPcyYd

— PFF Draft (@PFF_College) October 8, 2020

There is lots to love about Surratt.  He was a former quarterback who is aware of the place and, subsequently, the tendencies of opposing QBs.

Surratt may be very fast, agile, and quick for a linebacker.

Scouts like his fluid hips and skill to play sideline-to-sideline.

He can go 0-60 in seconds and packs a punch when he tackles.

His move rush capacity speaks for itself (12.5 sacks from the linebacker place in two years).

In move protection, Surratt rapidly diagnoses performs and shuts down alternatives for the offense.

At 6’2”, 228 kilos, he’s gentle sufficient to stick with receivers within the flat in addition to tall and rangy to maintain up with tight ends.

The unfavourable facets of the sport are his relative new-ness to the place.

Scouts word that Surratt doesn’t all the time take the most effective angles to the ball which will get him misplaced to have an effect on a play.

They additionally word that he would possibly want so as to add extra weight to play the place within the NFL.

Surratt acquired himself in bother when he was overpowered by bigger blockers on the level of assault within the run recreation.

He’ll should work on disengaging faster from blockers on the subsequent stage.

Cleveland has some good vets within the locker room that may take Surratt underneath their wings and present him the ropes.

Surratt’s protection abilities ought to present an instantaneous improve on the place as properly.
 

third Round, Pick 89, Alim McNeill, IDL, North Carolina

I used to be thrilled after I noticed McNeill was nonetheless out there at this level as he’s one among my favourite gamers within the draft.

McNeill got here to NC State as a highschool working again and linebacker.

Shortly after arriving, the Wolfpack coaches moved him to the defensive position.

To play the place, McNeill added some weight.

The 6’2”, 320 pounder is constructed like a tank, however one who performs lots quicker than stated automobile.

McNeill strikes like the previous linebacker he was and is troublesome to cease one-on-one.

In his first season as a contributor in 2018, McNeill posted 24 whole tackles, 3.5 sacks, one pressured fumble, and three passes defended.

During the 2019 season, McNeill had 28 whole tackles, 5.5 sacks, and two passes damaged up.

This previous yr, he added 25 whole tackles, one sack, one pressured fumble, one fumble restoration, and even picked off a move which he returned 18 yards for a landing.

After the season, McNeill was named an AP All-American and a First- All-ACC choice.

Although he’s a bit brief for an inside lineman, McNeill takes benefit of his measurement through the use of good leverage on opponents.

He can rise up and underneath the shoulder pads of his blocker and make them go the place he needs.

McNeill is fast on the snap and makes use of his fingers properly to separate from his man.

If you want a Nose Tackle, then Alim McNeill is your man! 📈📈📈 pic.twitter.com/S2PUPw8NZE

— DraftID (@MockDraftMonday) March 21, 2021

Before arriving at NC State, McNeill ran a sub 5.0 40 yard sprint and accomplished the 20-yard shuttle in 4.27 seconds.

Since that point, he has added extra weight, however stored his motor and quickness.

McNeill can separate pretty simply from single blocks and transfer sideline-to-sideline.

Scouts like that he’s fluid and versatile, utilizing his physique to work round edges and discover the ball provider.

The few drawbacks for McNeill embrace working towards double groups.

His shorter arms led to him being “swallowed up” (scouts phrases) by bigger offensive linemen.

Also, though he does have an efficient rip transfer, McNeill might want to be taught extra strikes and counter strikes within the professionals.

NFL personnel brazenly surprise what they’re getting after McNeill solely began 20 video games on the place in faculty.

Overall, McNeill ought to develop properly right into a nostril sort out lined up over the middle.

His push up the center may cause disruptions that enable the Browns D-ends and linebackers to swoop in for stops.

With the correct growth, McNeill shall be a fan favourite for years to return.
 

third Round, Pick 91, Jaret Patterson, RB, Buffalo

During a Week Four recreation towards the Cowboys this previous yr, working again Nick Chubb went down with an harm.

He can be out for over a month.  In his stead, Kareem Hunt performed valiantly, however by no means cracked the 100 yard mark.

In the 4 video games the place he shouldered the dashing load, Hunt ran for 72, 40, 76, and 66 yards.

He noticed the top zone twice in that span however each scores have been on receptions.

During the month Chubb was out, the Browns went 2-2.

It’s with this in thoughts that I add Patterson with the 91st decide.

He provides the Browns a bit extra depth and safety on the place, simply in case accidents once more rear their ugly head to the group in ‘21.

Patterson is a Maryland native who rushed for two,045 yards and 23 touchdowns throughout his senior yr of highschool.

He earned All-State honors after the season.

Despite the standout stats, Patterson was ignored by most massive faculties and was ranked a two-star recruit.

He ultimately signed with Buffalo alongside together with his brother James.

Patterson redshirted his freshman season in 2017.

In 2018, he burst onto the scene after dashing 183 instances for 1,013 yards, a 5.5 yards per carry common, and 14 touchdowns.

The efficiency led to MAC Freshman of the Year honors.

Patterson gained nationwide consideration in 2019 when he led the MAC in dashing with 312 carries, 1,799 yards, a 5.Eight common, and 19 touchdowns.

He additionally gained 209 receiving yards and one other rating.

Patterson’s dashing whole was ranked fifth within the nation.

In Buffalo’s Bahamas Bowl recreation on the conclusion of the yr, Patterson was named the sport’s Offensive MVP.

The pandemic induced a late begin to the Bulls 2020 season.

Their first recreation wasn’t till November and the group squeezed in six video games for his or her common season.

They additionally performed within the MAC Championship recreation and the Camellia Bowl.

In eight video games, Patterson toted the rock 141 instances for 1,072 yards and 19 touchdowns.

Jaret Patterson: 1,789 rush yards AFTER contact since 2019

1st in College Football💪

pic.twitter.com/WeAWhbpzWe

— PFF Draft (@PFF_College) March 29, 2021

During a recreation towards Kent State final yr, Patterson scored eight touchdowns and rushed for 409 yards.

His dashing mark that day was 18 yards in need of the all-time faculty soccer document for many dashing yards in a single recreation.

Patterson was named MAC Offensive Player of the Year and was additionally named a Second- All-American.

Although Patterson is simply 5’9” and 195 kilos, he performs a lot greater than he’s.

Scouts word his capacity to play instinctive soccer with superb discipline imaginative and prescient.

Patterson has fast ft and is nice in small areas.

Evident on movie is his capacity to sucker in defenders after which make a deft transfer to go away them flailing at air.

Patterson is extra of a direct line runner who kilos straight forward and doesn’t go down with no battle.

He has working angle, main together with his shoulders and driving by opponents.

I like Patterson’s persistence.

He will await his quarterback to arrange a pretend in addition to wait a beat to see his working lanes.

It is pretty apparent that his teammates take pleasure in blocking for him as Patterson makes use of these blocks to search out extra working room.

NFL scouts ding Patterson as an uncreative ball provider.

He doesn’t all the time attempt to slash and gash, as an alternative selecting to plow straight forward.

Patterson additionally doesn’t appear to have a second stage burst.  He performs principally at one pace all the recreation.

He has been known as out for not enjoying at a Power 5 college.

However, that hardly issues to the Browns as Hunt is a former University of Toledo Rocket.

These identical scouts imagine that Patterson will play higher with an NFL group that has a robust offensive line and a working again by committee strategy.

That practically sums up the Browns.  Patterson might present the group with a 3rd possibility behind Chubb and Hunt and spell both or each if known as upon.
 

4th Round, Pick 110, Andre Cisco, S, Syracuse

I just lately wrote an article about mid-late spherical safeties the Browns ought to take into account after the Johnson signing and Cisco was one of many gamers I profiled.

Johnson ought to mesh properly with each Ronnie Harrison and 2020 draft decide Grant Delpit.

However, given Delpit’s harm that prevented him from suiting up final yr and Harrison’s personal accidents that stored him out of components of two months, it doesn’t harm to have extra depth.

Cisco is a product of IMG Academy in Florida and was truly a teammate of Delpit’s on the college.

Coming out of IMG, Cisco was a three-star recruit with curiosity from quite a few Division I faculties.

He ultimately selected Syracuse to return dwelling to his household in New York.

Cisco was an Orangemen contributor proper from the soar.

In 2018, he had 60 whole tackles, one pressured fumble, 9 passes damaged up, and a minimum of seven interceptions.

2019 noticed extra of the identical when he made 65 whole tackles, one pressured fumble, one fumble restoration, 5 passes defended, 5 interceptions, and one decide returned for a rating.

Cisco’s interception whole tied for seventh within the nation and he was named a Second- All-ACC after the season.

Andre Cisco profession at Syracuse:
🔸 1,608 snaps
🔸 1 penalty dedicated pic.twitter.com/4FsJ1VSBuq

— PFF Draft (@PFF_College) February 2, 2021

This previous season, he had 11 whole tackles and an interception by the season’s first two video games earlier than his season ended abruptly.

During warm-ups earlier than Syracuse was to face Georgia Tech, Cisco ran right into a teammate and tore his ACL, ending his season.

Before the harm, Cisco was adept at benefiting from opposing quarterbacks.

13 interceptions in a bit over two seasons speaks to Cisco’s sneaky good capacity to learn the quarterback and see the play develop on the identical time.

At 6’0”, 209 kilos, Cisco is fast sufficient to stick with receivers and simply heavy sufficient to pack a punch when tackling.

His Syracuse movie is full of well-timed hits that make receivers suppose twice earlier than heading his course.

Cisco is robust in run assist and assaults the road of scrimmage.

In protection, he can shut rapidly, backpedal effectively, is bodily with receivers, and has pretty good hip rotation.

Scouts word that he performed higher in break up security however he can contribute in zone and man coverages.

There have been instances when Cisco’s aggressiveness acquired the higher of him in faculty.

It led to missed tackles and blown coverages when he dedicated too early.

Cisco should work on taking higher angles and staying extra disciplined in protection.

His talent set is extra aligned with a free security within the NFL.

Assuming he’s wholesome after his ACL harm, Cisco offers not solely depth, however the capacity to push Harrison and Delpit for taking part in time.

Having him on board will improve the Browns security room.
 

4th Round, Pick 132, Tre Brown, CB, Oklahoma

The Hill signing was nice for Cleveland.  Not solely did it assist strengthen the place, however Hill is again together with his Rams working mate Johnson.

Paired with Denzel Ward, Hill needs to be a welcome addition to the group.

Brown enhances the place with 4 years of school reps and the abilities besides.

At Union High School in Oklahoma, Brown was a two-way participant who additionally returned kicks.

His play helped lead the college to a state title.

Brown was so good at his nook place at Union that groups steadily prevented his facet of the sector.

This is clear when one sees his 26 tackles, one interception whole from his senior yr.

A lot of recruiting websites knew higher than to look solely at his stats.

Brown was named a four-star recruit and had a ton of curiosity from faculties.

He might have picked anyplace within the nation to matriculate to school.

Instead, Brown selected to remain near dwelling and headed to Norman.

During his freshman season in 2017, Brown noticed the sector for a handful of video games and got here away with 12 whole tackles and two passes defended.

2018 was higher and his totals jumped to 58 tackles, two sacks, and 12 passes damaged up.

Brown continued to play particular groups for the Sooners and was acknowledged as an All-Big 12 First- choice on account of his return skills.

In 2019, Brown had 40 whole tackles, 11 passes damaged up, and one decide.

This previous season, he collected 31 whole tackles, six passes defended, and three interceptions.

In 4 years at Oklahoma, Brown had two 100 yards kick returns and had over 1,200 whole yards for a 20.9 yard common.

Most profession pressured incompletions within the 2021 draft class:

🏆 Tre Brown, Oklahoma – 36 pic.twitter.com/vvrz5y3jfz

— PFF Draft (@PFF_College) February 5, 2021

Looking on the numbers, it’s secure to say that Brown has pace.

He has steadily examined within the 4.3-4.Four vary within the 40 yard sprint.

That pace helped as Brown is a shade underneath 5’10” and 188 kilos.

Opposing quarterbacks in faculty tried to reap the benefits of Brown’s brief stature solely to search out his quickness and hops have been to not be examined (as witnessed by 31 passes damaged up in 4 years).

Brown is aggressive in each protection and run assist.

He is a prepared tackler and challenges all receivers to beat him.

Sooners coaches rave about Brown’s work ethic and management capacity.

He has superb soccer smarts and is adept at watching the quarterback and hitting the gasoline because the quarterback is winding as much as throw.

Brown performs as much as the position of lock down nook and needs the stress of the place.

Scouts do fear about his measurement they usually additionally point out he could possibly be higher at tackling.

Brown had an inclination to get his fingers on opponents too early, which led to penalties.

He’ll must work on staying with receivers higher whereas not getting handsy.

Brown additionally has to work on his change of course and never rely a lot on his pace.

Brown will assist Cleveland together with his particular groups acumen.

He offers a pleasant backup to Hill and Ward and offers the Browns a software within the kick return recreation.
 

fifth Round, Pick 169, Sadarius Hutcherson, IOL, South Carolina

On March 18, Browns backup offensive lineman Kendall Lamm signed a free agent supply from the Tennessee Titans.

He shall be missed in Cleveland and the Titans shall be comfortable to not play towards Lamm, who truly caught a landing from Baker Mayfield towards Tennessee in Week 13 final season.

The lack of Lamm means the Browns want so as to add a lineman or two for depth functions.

Hutcherson will assist serve that goal.

Hutcherson is large at 6’4”, 320 kilos.

He is a drive to be reckoned with and has versatility alongside the offensive line that advantages the Browns.

Hutcherson has near 4 years of expertise as a starter at South Carolina.

He has greater than held his personal towards SEC opponents.

What stands out most for Hutcherson is his energy.  In 2018, he received the Gamecock energy and conditioning award.

At the time, he bench pressed over 500 kilos and squatted 650 kilos.

That energy combines with a fast first step on the snap that blows his opponents again.

Think of a lathered up grizzly bear and you’ve got an concept of what Hutcherson is like as a blocker.

Sadarius Hutcherson says he benches 225 lbs 38 instances.

For context, 39 reps for 225 lbs was essentially the most on the bench eventually yr’s NFL Combine @wachfox pic.twitter.com/WqeLmFSsZt

— Mike Uva (@Mike_Uva) October 22, 2019

During his time at South Carolina, Hutcherson performed at each guard spots and left sort out.  Pro scouts word that he’s extra suited to the guard place.

In the run recreation, Hutcherson pulls and leads properly and opens large holes for working backs.

In move safety, he will get good pad place by staying low and anchoring in place.

Hutcherson makes use of his fingers properly to maintain rushers at bay and has good flexibility in his trunk.

The draw back for Hutcherson shouldn’t be sustaining consistency together with his stability.

He can let his leverage slip typically by inserting his fingers too broad.

That lets the rusher dictate the place he’s going and results in potential holding calls on Hutcherson.

There have been instances in faculty the place he would appear to lose monitor of gamers to dam whereas main on display performs or blocking in house.

NFL scouts imagine Hutcherson is greatest when utilized in hole blocking schemes.

It simply so occurs that Cleveland does use some hole blocking of their play calling.

Hutcherson ought to slot in properly and be taught from among the greatest linemen within the recreation.
 

sixth Round, Pick 211, Cade Johnson, WR, South Dakota State

As of now, the Browns could have Odell Beckham Jr., Jarvis Landry, Donovan Peoples-Jones, Rashard Higgins, KhaDarel Hodge and some specialists on the receiver place.

However, it looks as if each different week there are rumors that OBJ needs out.

In at present’s recreation, you simply by no means know.

With Johnson, the Browns get depth with a small faculty man who can play the sport, contribute on particular groups, and develop right into a rotational piece.

Johnson’s path to school didn’t look promising initially.

He didn’t have loads of curiosity popping out of Bellevue, Nebraska.

In reality, solely two faculties, South Dakota State and South Dakota provided Johnson.

He selected the Jackrabbits on account of their up-and-coming stature and stunning win over D-I opponent Kansas in 2015.

After redshirting his first yr, Johnson performed particular groups in 2017.

That yr, he returned 30 kicks for 839 yards and two touchdowns.

In 2018, Johnson noticed the sector as an everyday, grabbing 67 passes for 1,332 yards (practically 20 yards per catch), and 17 touchdowns.

2019 was extra of the identical with 72 receptions, 1,222 yards, and eight scores.

Johnson was poised to additional improve his standing in 2020 when the pandemic worn out the Jackrabbits’ season.

Based on his stats in 2018 and ‘19, Johnson was invited to the Senior Bowl.

One of the most effective performs of the day to date @seniorbowl

South Dakota State WR Cade Johnson @cade_johnson with the one-handed snag throughout [email protected] pic.twitter.com/Id0EbgG7hq

— Rivals (@Rivals) January 27, 2021

The 5’10”, 175 pound Johnson is a speedy receiver who catches the ball cleanly and has nice physique management and stability.

He is nice at catching the ball away from his physique and never ready for it to hit his chest.

Scouts word that Johnson will get out and in of his breaks rapidly, adjusts to poor throws, and makes catches in stride.

It’s additionally evident that Johnson has nice eye/hand coordination with gentle fingers and strong timing as a receiver.

As talked about, he is an efficient kick returner and was used on trick performs reminiscent of reverses at SDSU.

Scouts additionally word that Johnson doesn’t actually have a second gear or elite burst.

WIth his slight stature, he isn’t as sturdy as receivers with extra peak and weight.

Johnson could be seen on movie working out of bounds sometimes as an alternative of combating for further yards.

As with most small faculty guys, there’s all the time the knock that he performed sub-par competitors.

Johnson has steadily been talked about as a participant to control.

He is intriguing as a prospect and comes on the proper worth within the sixth Round.
 

seventh Round, Pick 257, Sam Ehlinger, QB, Texas 

With the ultimate decide for Cleveland, I went with a quarterback.

Baker Mayfield is the clear starter with Case Keenum and Kyle Lauletta backing him up.

Ehlinger offers an additional physique, competitors for Lauletta, and a possible backup to Mayfield in 2022.

Ehlinger involves the Browns after beginning 4 years for the Longhorns.

He was a four-star recruit popping out of highschool and signed with Texas.

In 2017, Ehlinger break up enjoying time with Shane Buechele and nonetheless threw for 1,915 yards, 11 touchdowns, and 7 picks.

Ehlinger turned the Longhorn’s starter in his sophomore yr.

That season, he threw for 3,292 yards, 25 touchdowns, and 5 interceptions.

Texas performed the Georgia Bulldogs within the Sugar Bowl after the 2018 season and defeated the ‘Dogs, and future professional, Jake Fromm.

In 2019, Ehlinger threw for a profession greatest 3,663 yards, 32 touchdowns, and 10 picks.

This previous yr, Ehlinger had 2,566 passing yards, 26 touchdowns, and 5 INTs.

(Fun reality, 4th Round mock draft choice Brown picked Ehlinger off in the course of the ‘20 season to seal a Sooners win).

Ehlinger might have performed one other yr of school ball with new Texas coach Steve Sarkisian, however selected to arrange for the draft.

He left Texas ranked second in program historical past in profession completions, passing yards, whole offense, passing touchdowns, and touchdowns liable for.

Some of the spectacular profession numbers for Sam Ehlinger:
-8.2 adjusted yards/move try (Top 20 in Big 12 historical past)
-2,030 whole performs (sixth in Big 12, 16th in FBS all-time)
-13,339 whole yards (seventh in Big 12, 20th in FBS)
-127 TD’s liable for (4th in Big 12, 17th in FBS) pic.twitter.com/bJuOzvQ8Ts

— Hook’em Headlines (@HookemHeadlines) January 22, 2021

At 6’2”, 225 kilos, Ehlinger brings a fireplace and competitiveness to the sector.

He is a robust chief and might each run and move the ball.

Ehlinger is a affected person pocket passer, permitting his receivers time to get into their routes.

Despite chaos within the pocket, Ehlinger was good at staying cool underneath stress.

He stays comparatively clear by transferring up into the pocket and avoiding the push.

Scouts word that Ehlinger could make performs together with his ft.

He does properly in ball fakes and organising display throws.

Ehlinger was used within the Longhorns dashing recreation.

Coaches beloved how Ehlinger attacked the sport till the ultimate whistle.

His teammates rallied with him and Ehlinger was a program favourite.

The draw back for Ehlinger is that he doesn’t have deep ball.

Scouts have commented that his arm energy is common.

Ehlinger possesses the power to look off safeties, however he can maintain onto the ball too lengthy and get sacked.

There have been instances throughout his profession the place Ehlinger gave up on the move early and tried to make performs together with his ft.

All-in-all, Ehlinger is a undertaking.

He might develop right into a serviceable backup, or simply present a physique throughout coaching camp and/or the observe squad.

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