Let’s take a look at the NFL Draft class from each AFC North team. Who won the draft within the division.
1. The Cleveland Browns
The Cleveland Browns have adults in the room now, and it’s not good for the rest of the AFC North. The Browns landed value with just about every pick they made in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Gregory Newsome II is a very good cornerback that will boost the Cleveland secondary. Jeremiah Owusu Koramoah is a linebacker that will add speed to the middle of their defense. The Browns just got more athletic at the linebacker spot, something that helps when you play the Baltimore Ravens twice per season. Owusu-Koramoah was easily the best pick in terms of value. He was a first-round talent that slipped way too far into the second round.
Tony Fields II was a strong pick for the Browns in the fifth round. I could have seen him go anywhere from the third to the fourth round. Cleveland racked up the draft steals and really helped an already solid defense.
The only pick that wasn’t great in my opinion was Anthony Schwartz in the third round. He is a wide receiver who is really fast. It was a traits heavy pick, I just had Schwartz a little lower on my personal board.
This is Ebony Bird, a Baltimore Ravens blog for Baltimore Ravens fans, by Baltimore Ravens fans. When you’re hearing this here that the Browns had the best draft class in the AFC North, you know it’s objectively true. We don’t want to deal with this draft class. The Browns just won 11 games.
They just got a playoff win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Things are changing and the Browns keep getting better. The AFC North is a battle between Cleveland and Baltimore. That is something the top two draft classes of the division solidified.