The Cleveland Browns moved back in the second-round but still got their guy in LSU award-winning safety Grant Delpit with their first pick in the second round (No. 44 overall.)
Delpit notched 60-plus tackles in three consecutive years with LSU, collecting eight interceptions and seven tacks over his Tigers career. He also defended 24 passes. Delpit is a two-time All-American and won the Jim Thorpe Award in 2019.
Here’s how ESPN’s Steve Muench broke down Delpit’s game:
“Delpit missed too many tackles and didn’t play as well last season as he did in 2018 with a high ankle sprain playing a big role. That said, he’s a well-built safety who is competitive lining up over the slot and matching up with tight ends. He picked off seven passes over the past two seasons, has a nose for the football and shows excellent focus when the ball is in the air. And while Delpit needs to be more consistent, he’s an aggressive run-stopper.”
The Browns originally had the No. 41 pick, but traded back with the Indianapolis Colts. It turned out to be a big win, as two offensive players went in between.