Andrew Berry is the new general manager for the Cleveland Browns and will look to turn things around for the longtime suffering franchise. In order to do that, the way business is handled in Cleveland needs to change. More talent needs to be acquired at pivotal positions as well.
One of the main issues the Browns had in 2019 was offensive line oriented. Baker Mayfield was unable to have the necessary time to make plays. Cleveland will need to address that this offseason.
CBS Sports has the possible answer for the Browns, as they have predicted them to trade up in the 2020 NFL Draft to the No. 8 overall pick to select Louisville offensive lineman Mekhi Becton.
Given Becton’s insane athleticism at his size at the left tackle spot, he’s a perfect fit in Kevin Stefanski’s zone-blocking run scheme, and the Browns can’t afford for him to go one pick ahead of them to the Jaguars. Cleveland only has to move No. 105 overall (fourth round) to move up two spots.
As mentioned, the Browns would be moving the No. 10 overall pick and the No. 105 overall pick in order to move up to No. 8 to select Becton.
Standing in at 6-foot-7 and nearly 365 pounds, Becton would be the kind of intimidating presence the Browns need on the line. Mayfield would likely receive a lot more time in the pocket. That is what Cleveland needs to focus on.
Trading up a couple of slots to ensure that the Browns get the player they want would make sense. They cannot afford to miss out in the first round this year. Cleveland has a ton of talent on the roster, but Becton would add much-needed talent at a position in dire need of it.
Expect to hear plenty more rumors and predictions come out for the Browns in the coming weeks. Becton seems like a perfect target in the first round and would be exactly what the doctor ordered.