Browns cut Tank Carder to make room for Mychal Kendricks
Now that we know that Mychal Kendricks is really, most sincerely a Brown, they had to make room for him.
And, per multiple reports, that spot is coming from linebacker Tank Carder.
Carter is one of the classic potential-over-production players on this draft board. His size and speed fits the mold of an impact edge rusher, but his play didn’t always match the criteria at Georgia. He was better this past season, especially as an outside rusher.
The former team captain isn’t as well-rounded as some receivers on the board, but he has the size-speed combination most others don’t. Clark needs to expand his route repertoire, but can take the top off a defense. He also led SEC in punt returns for a TD with two.
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Davis, who is a prospect for teams that play more man-to-man, is adept at getting receivers out of their routes with his reach and strength. In his career, he had almost as many forced fumbles (three) as interceptions (four).
Teams that run a 3-4 defense will have interest. He came out a year early and needs more strength, but has the athleticism to warrant a second-day look.
Stewart has shown cornerback-worthy coverage skills even if some defensive coordinators may use him as a situational safety. He set a school record with 41 pass breakups in his career.
Averett battled injuries early in his career, but has top-shelf athleticism. He had a high jump of 6 feet, 4 inches and long jump of 25 feet, 2 inches in high school. He finished with one career interception, but his skill set is worth a long look.