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2017 NFL mock draft: Cleveland Browns pick Teez Tabor

Cleveland gets another starter for the secondary.

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Oh look, it's the Cleveland Browns back up in the SB Nation NFL writers' mock draft. In their first three picks from Dawgs by Nature, the Browns got defensive end Myles Garrett, quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, and safety Budda Baker.

That's at least two starters, and potentially three whenever Trubisky would get on the field in Cleveland. Can Cleveland get a fourth starter with the 52nd pick? It looks likes Chris Pokorny of DBN found one.

52. Cleveland Browns: Teez Tabor, CB, Florida

Pokorny: It certainly is a luxury to have four draft picks in two rounds, allowing the Browns to address their four biggest holes — defensive end, quarterback, safety, and now cornerback. The last two picks, including Tabor, will help rejuvenate a secondary that has not been able to rely on highly paid cornerback Joe Haden for several years now. Tabor also boasts good ball skills and a confident personality that could spread through the rest of the defensive unit.

Analysis: During the draft process Tabor has been knocked largely because of the 4.62 40-yard dash speed at the NFL Scouting Combine. The last time that happened to a Florida cornerback it worked out pretty well for the Browns. That player was Joe Haden, who has personally endorsed Tabor leading up to the draft. If Tabor can play even close to Haden's level (at least when Haden is healthy) it would be a stellar choice.

Dan's top five players remaining

  • 26. Tim Williams, LB, Alabama
  • 41. Alvin Kamara, RB, Tennessee
  • 45. Jarrad Davis, LB, Florida
  • 46. Chris Wormley, DL, Michigan
  • 50. Curtis Samuel, RB/WR, Ohio State

Browns picks:

  • 1-31: Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M
  • 1-12: Mitchell Trubisky, QB, North Carolina
  • 2-33: Budda Baker, S, Washington
  • 2-52: Teez Tabor, CB, Florida

Coming up at noon ET we'll switch from the AFC North to the NFC North with Pride of Detroit making the pick for the Lions.


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