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Browns mock draft roundup: Who the experts have Cleveland taking

As the 2020 NFL Draft approaches, experts and analysts are making their best guesses as to who the Cleveland Browns will pick.

With the 2020 NFL Draft two weeks away, mock draft season is in full form.

And when it comes to the Cleveland Browns, there's been a common theme to the analyst projections about what they'll do with the No. 1 pick.

With an abundance of offensive tackle talent in the draft and the Browns possessing a massive hole at left tackle, it would be a shock at this point if Cleveland selected a player at any other position in the first round on April 23. The question, however, remains: Which specific player will the Browns pick?

With that in mind, let's take a look at what the most recent mock drafts are forecasting for Cleveland.

ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr: Mekhi Becton, OT, Louisville

Writes Kiper: "I really liked Cleveland paying up in free agency for Jack Conklin, who will upgrade the right tackle spot. But this team could still use a new starter at left tackle, which is why I like Becton here. A mountain of a man at 6-foot-7, 364 pounds, Becton also has excellent feet and agility -- he is the heaviest player to run a sub-5.2 40-yard dash at the combine since 2006."

ESPN's Todd McShay: Jedrick Wills Jr., OT, Alabama

Writes McShay: "Wills played the right side at Alabama, but he is versatile enough to make the transition and continue Cleveland's process in getting Baker Mayfield more protection."

Bleacher Report's Matt Miller: Jedrick Wills Jr., OT, Alabama

Writes Miller: "Alabama's Jedrick Wills may have started at right tackle for the Crimson Tide, but he has the athleticism to easily slide to the left side and protect the blind side of Baker Mayfield. Wills is a finisher with awesome NFL-ready technique and the power to handle whatever type of pass rush is thrown at him.

"He is a clean projection and ready to step right into an NFL offense."

Pro Football Focus' Steve Palazzolo: Josh Jones, OT, Houston

Writes Palazzolo: Need-drafting is never the preferred option, but the Browns are well-positioned to fill their biggest need, left tackle, in this draft. They’d prefer to have [Andrew] Thomas or [Tristan] Wirfs here, and Alabama’s Jedrick Wills played right tackle in college, so we’ll go away from the draft board for a few reasons.

"The Browns already signed right tackle Jack Conklin this offseason, and while flipping sides of the line is not an insurmountable goal for Wills,  it’s unnecessary with Josh Jones on the board. Jones has the fourth-best pass-blocking grade in the class (89.2), and he finished in the top three in the run game on both gap and zone runs."

CBS Sports' Chris Trapasso: Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia

Writes Trapasso: "This should be an absolute slam dunk for the Browns. Andrew Thomas has franchise left tackle tools and the Browns still need a game-changer at that position."

NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah: Isaiah Simmons, LB/S, Clemson

Writes Jeremiah: "The Browns need another offensive tackle, but Simmons might be too good to bypass. He is the perfect defender to match up with the division's most dangerous playmaker, Lamar Jackson."

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