The Browns selected a quarterback, a cornerback and a center in the later part of the NFL draft. This article will recap rounds 5-7 of the Cleveland Browns draft selections. Check out rounds 3-4 here!
Pick 140: Dorian Thompson Robinson, QB, UCLA
Thompson Robinson is a dual-threat quarterback that played five years at UCLA. He played nine games during his freshmen year in college. The versatile UCLA quarterback threw for 1,311 yards, seven touchdowns, and four interceptions. Moving on to his sophomore year, Thompson Robinson’s numbers increased in a huge way. He threw for 2,701 yards and 21 touchdowns. However, he did have 12 interceptions that year which was an issue. Thompson Robinson only progressed through the years. During his last season at UCLA, he had over 3,000 yards passing, 27 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He also had 645 rushing yards and 12 rushing touchdowns, which beat his previous total in 2021, where he had 609 rushing yards and nine touchdowns.
As one sees, Robinson can do it all. He is quick on his feet, and he knows how to extend plays. He obviously will not be a starter right away with Deshaun Watson in the picture. However, he should make a good second or third-string quarterback. The Browns could also use him for the run-pass option sparingly, which could be effective. Overall, this was a good draft pick by the Browns because they needed more depth with only Joshua Dobbs and Kellen Mond behind Watson.
Pick 142: Cameron Mitchell, CB, Northwestern
Mitchell is a physical cornerback out of Northwestern. He doesn’t have the best speed but his toughness and his ability to tackle and break passes makes up for that. During his sophomore year with the Wildcats, Mitchell racked up 43 total tackles, 5 passes defended and one fumble recovery. However, during his senior year he accumulated 52 tackles with two and a half of them being for a loss. He also had one interception and one sack. The Browns really needed to improve depth at cornerback. They have Martin Emerson Jr. who showed a lot of promise during his rookie year with 51 tackles. Mitchell and Emerson should be in a battle during training camp for that second string spot
Pick 190: Luke Wypler, C, Ohio State
Wypler started 13 games last year with the Buckeyes. He could have stayed another year at Ohio State but decided to declare for the 2023 NFL Draft. However, during the draft, Wypler was projected to go in the third or fourth round but slid to round six. Wypler is bit undersized as he is six foot three and 303 pounds. According to our draft expert Joe DiTullio:
Wyper will most likely be a work in progress for the Browns. According to ESPN, he is projected to be 4th on the depth chart.
This concludes this recap of the Cleveland Browns’ 2023 NFL Draft.