Home Cleveland Browns Draft INSIGHT: Round 2 – DE Carlos “Boogie” Basham, Jr. & EDGE Joseph Ossai

Draft INSIGHT: Round 2 – DE Carlos “Boogie” Basham, Jr. & EDGE Joseph Ossai

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Draft INSIGHT: Round 2 – DE Carlos “Boogie” Basham, Jr. & EDGE Joseph Ossai

DE Carlos “Boogie” Basham

Basham is a beast in the pass rush as evidenced by his 112 pressures in the two seasons prior. He is a beefy-built 285-pound guy edge who should be a perfect compliment to Myles Garrett on the other side for years to come. Had a team-high 37 QB hits this past season. The good news for the Browns is that Basham is projected as a left defensive end in a 4-3 scheme. That works. His pass rush is pretty much a burst off the edge style and is strong at the point of attack. Absolutely dominated some of the nation’s best offensive linemen at the Senior Bowl this January and won with power and technique. He should be available with the Browns Number 59 pick in the second round.

Draft projection: mid to late first-round

Specifics:

College: Wake Forest

Height: 6’-5”

Weight: 285 pounds

40-time: 4.64

Career Tackles: 173

Career Forced Fumbles: 7

Career Sacks: 19.5

Career Tackles for Loss: 35.5

Career starts: 42

Positives:

  • Excellent inside rush defender
  • Instinctive and a hustler
  • Strength mismatch with OT’s
  • Quickness that surprises
  • Outstanding vision
  • Able to shed blocks
  • Fires off the snap
  • Has several good moves to swipe or rip
  • First Team All-ACC 2019, Third Team 2020
  • Senior Bowl invitee and dominated offensive linemen

Negatives:

  • Quick but lacks elite speed
  • Is quick off the edge but not explosive
  • Some stiffness at times
  • Not the most agile athlete
  • Late bloomer in college, but finished strong
  • Durability a concern
  • Won consistently against some lesser teams in college

Expert Draft Site Analysis

si.com

If the Browns are looking for a bulkier EDGE prospect capable of playing good run defense and flashing some potential as a pass-rusher, Basham makes sense. He could kick inside as a 3-tech on third and fourth down if deemed necessary. Plus the opportunity is there for him to receive immediate playing time. A full-time complement to Myles Garrett is needed. Basham fits well in a 4-3 scheme, similar to that of defensive coordinator Joe Woods.


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EDGE Joseph Ossai

A bit lean, but Ossai has a long frame and has great tools as an EDGE rusher. Possesses a never-ending motor, he is a natural playmaker who has a knack for creating turnovers.Best as a 5-technique rusher who has a great first burst step. Very physical and is on the “go” button non-stop. He should be available with the Browns Number 59 pick in the second round.

Draft projection: mid to late first-round

Specifics:

College: Texas

Height: 6’-4”

Weight: 253 pounds

40-time: 5.05

Career Tackles: 165

Career Forced Fumbles: 5

Career Sacks: 11.5

Career Tackles for Loss: 30

Career starts: 24

Positives:

  • High energy
  • Outstanding backfield production
  • Versatility at DE or stand-up LB
  • Quick
  • Big time disrupter
  • Possesses heavy hands to shed blocks
  • Flexibility is a plus
  • Impressive player
  • Impressive hard worker
  • Solid quick three first steps
  • 2020 Consensus All-American
  • 2020 First Team All-Big 12

Negatives:

  • Needs to diagnose run game concepts quicker
  • Only one year as a full-time starter in college
  • Lacks good change of direction
  • Not a finished product
  • Needs to get better at point of attack
  • Isn’t the twitchiest pass rusher in this class
  • Won consistently against some lesser teams in college

Expert Draft Site Analysis

WIthTheFirstPick.com

A year ago, Ossai racked up a whopping 13.5 tackles behind the line of scrimmage and five sacks; additionally he tallied two interceptions and a forced fumble. In just nine games this season, Ossai how out-produced a full season from a year ago. Tallying 15.5 tackles behind the line of scrimmage and five and a half sacks on the year, Ossai seemingly made the right decision to declare for the draft. He shows a knack for getting after the football.

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