The Cleveland Browns hold the 10th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. With their biggest needs being offensive lineman and safeties, its clear they will take one of the two positions. Grant Delpit is a possible choice.
Let’s look at his background. Delpit is from Houston, Texas. He stands at 6’3″ and weighs 203 lbs. Delpit played high school football at IMG Academy (Florida). He won the National Championship with LSU, has been on the All-SEC First Team twice, and has won the Jim Thorpe award. Last season at LSU, he picked off 2 passes and made 65 solo tackles.
Now, lets get to if he’d fit in with the Cleveland Browns. To add on to my opinions, I decided to ask a few Instagram pages that cover the Browns. When I asked @brownsculture about Grant Delpit, he told me, “He is a great ball hawk and possesses fantastic zone coverage. Solid man coverage DB but he lacks the ability of a run stopping strong safety. His blitz ability is fantastic off the edge. Grant is a guy you can use in plenty of different places, SS, FS, NCB, SCB.” As heard from @brownsculture, Delpit is a very versatile player, who has many strengths, but could still improve on a few things.
I asked @dawgpounder216 how he felt about Grant Delpit, and the response I got was, “Good height and size, strong hands and has good field vision, great cover skills and a real thumper at safety. I just hope he’s there at 10.” Seems like @dawgpounder216 is big on Delpit as well, pointing out all of his talents and even expressing how it would be great if Delpit would make it to pick number 10.
We’ve heard tons of good about Grant Delpit so far, but @_brownsdynasty isn’t too sold on him. When asked, he said, “I personally don’t think we should draft him. Our safeties played pretty solid all year and obviously our biggest need is o-line. He is a great player don’t get me wrong, but I just don’t think he’s worth a first round pick for the Browns.” So here, @_brownsdynasty admits that Delpit is a talented football player, but says that the Browns should focus on their offensive line needs before going after a safety. Which is another possible route that Cleveland could take on draft night.
The last person I asked was an LSU news instagram page. I asked @lsu.territory for some strengths and weaknesses, and his response was, “His strengths are definitely his agility and really just his quickness all over the field, but unfortunately he he does get hurt pretty easily. Other than that, he is an all around great player.” Here we get a different weakness – injuries. If you watched or payed attention to the Browns last season, you probably noticed that one of the biggest problems were all of the injuries. Whether it was Olivier Vernon struggling to stay on the field, Odell Beckham Jr playing with a hernia, or the offensive line getting banged up, someone was missing. So that could be another risk.
Finally, I want to give my own opinion on Grant Delpit. Personally, I think the good outweighs the bad, and taking him with the 10th pick will be a great decision. His versatility brings something that the Browns didn’t have enough of last season. He can be moved around to see what is the best fit. Also, he’s aggressive. He’ll always be out there trying to make the big hit. Hopefully, it won’t cause injury. But personally, I think Grant Delpit should be the next Cleveland 1st round pick.