CLEVELAND — The 2021 Senior Bowl is set to take place on Saturday in Mobile, Alabama.
With that in mind, here are 10 prospects for Cleveland Browns fans to monitor in the upcoming exhibition as potential targets for the team in 2021 NFL Draft.
Carlos Basham Jr., DE, Wake Forest
With Olivier Vernon set to hit free agency after suffering a torn Achilles' in the Browns' regular-season finale, Cleveland is undoubtedly in the market for a defensive end this season. Carlos Basham Jr. ranks as the No. 28 prospect on Pro Football Focus' draft board after tallying 19.5 sacks and 33.5 tackles for a loss in his final three seasons at Wake Forest.
Kadarius Toney, WR, Florida
Regardless of what happens with Odell Beckham Jr. and Rashard Higgins this offseason, the Browns' receiving corps could use another playmaker. PFF's No. 24 overall prospect, Kadarius Toney is one of the draft's most elusive players, as evidenced by the 1,145 yards from scrimmage and 12 total touchdowns he amassed in his senior season at Florida.
Hamsah Nasirildeen, S/LB, Florida State
With Ronnie Harrison Jr. and Grant Delpit set to return in 2021, Cleveland's front office doesn't have an immediate need at safety and isn't likely to invest heavily at linebacker either. But at 6-foot-4 and 220 pounds, Florida State's Hamsah Nasirildeen -- who PFF describes as a "tight end eraser" -- is the type of hybrid prospect that could give the Browns defense a versatility it otherwise lacks.
Chazz Surratt, LB, North Carolina
Cleveland's analytically-driven front office might not value the linebacker position as much as other teams, but that doesn't mean the Browns will ignore the position this offseason either. Ranking as PFF's No. 44 prospect, Chazz Surratt is a sure-handed tackler, which was a trait that Cleveland's front office also liked about Jacob Phillips when it selected him in the third round of last year's draft.
Levi Onwuzurike, DL, Washington
With Larry Ogunjobi set to hit free agency and Sheldon Richardson and Andrew Billings both in the final years of their contracts, the Browns have both an immediate and long-term need on their defensive line. Having tallied seven sacks and 16 tackles for a loss in three seasons at Washington, Levi Onwuzurike has the type of playmaking ability that can be a fit in any defensive scheme.
Tylan Wallace, WR, Oklahoma State
Between his explosiveness and ball skills, Tylan Wallace is the type of downfield threat the Browns' offense currently lacks. In four seasons at Oklahoma State, PFF's No. 54 overall prospect tallied 205 catches for 3,434 yards and 26 touchdowns.
Marvin Wilson II, DL, Florida State
A former 5-star prospect, Marvin Wilson II arrived at Florida State as the top-ranked defensive tackle in the country in 2017. While his production throughout his career with the Seminoles was uneven, the 6-foot-5, 305-pound defensive tackle remains an intriguing prospect at a position of need for the Browns.
Rashad Weaver, DE, Pittsburgh
While he's not a top-level athlete, Rashad Weaver has the type of skill set as a pass-rusher that can't be ignored. In nine games in 2020, PFF's No. 63 overall prospect totaled 14 tackles for a loss, 7.5 sacks and three forced fumbles.
Sage Surratt, WR, Wake Forest
Once thought to be a potential first-round pick, Sage Surratt has seen his draft stock seemingly slide in a loaded wide receiver draft class after opting out of the 2020 season. Still, the 6-foot-3, 215-pound pass-catcher, who caught 66 passes for 1,001 yards and 11 touchdowns in nine games in 2019, could provide the type of big-bodied targets the Browns' receiving corps currently lacks.
Jabril Cox, LB, LSU
After spending the first three seasons of his career at North Dakota State, Jabril Cox transferred to LSU, where he totaled 58 tackles, 6.5 of which came for a loss and three interceptions in 2020. Considering the Browns' propensity for picking players out of Baton Rouge, Cox, who plays a position of need for Cleveland, may make sense as a mid-round pick.