In the last edition of the Browns Wire full 2021 mock draft, we explored the concept of trading back from the No. 26 spot and acquiring more picks. This time, we go in the other direction.
Trading up requires two things: a specific target to go after and a team willing to move back for a reasonable price. With that in mind, I picked out two potential targets that should appeal to the Browns but don’t figure to be available when they pick at 26. I’m not willing to mortgage much in the future to move way up, nor do I expect GM Andrew Berry to do that either.
The two targets I zeroed in on were Michigan EDGE Kwity Paye and South Carolina CB Jaycee Horn. Using three different mock draft simulators (The Draft Network, Pro Football Focus and Fanspeak), I ran several mocks to get a good feel for where those players generally project.
Now to the move up…