Following up a rather strong Day 1, the Cleveland Browns hit another home run with the 52nd overall pick to start Day 2.
At No. 52, the Browns waited to get their guy at quarterback in Notre Dame’s DeShone Kizer. It was surprising that no team traded up into the top of the second round with the Green Bay Packers to pick a guy many thought was one of the top quarterbacks in the draft.
A big quarterback with plenty of high-end tools to work with for the position, Kizer is a great get for Hue Jackson and Browns after Cleveland failed to get Mitchell Trubisky early in the drafted and then traded out of No. 12 with Houston to avoid Deshaun Watson.
Kizer likely won’t play much in 2017, and that’s just fine for Cleveland. Giving him a year to sit and develop behind Cody Kessler, Kevin Hogan and Brock Osweiler.
Following the selection of Kizer, Cleveland went defensive line again, picking Charlotte’s Larry Ogunjobi with pick No. 65.
I’ll be honest: I hadn’t heard of this guy prior to the draft, but he makes sense for Gregg Williams up front.
At 6’3”, 305 pounds, Ogunjobi is a quick guy at the snap and really shoots gaps well. He provides the Browns with good depth along the interior of the defensive line with Danny Shelton, Jamie Meder and Xavier Cooper, among others.
Overall, the Browns did well on Day 2, getting a QB of the future and a defensive lineman that should see plenty of playing time in 2017.