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Cleveland Browns: C
I've said multiple times throughout this week that I just don't like the Browns first two picks, but if you missed it, I'll restate my argument. Trent Richardson is solid, but he wasn't worth a top 5 pick, and taking a quarterback is not what the Browns needed. They need someone to come in and help Colt McCoy succeed, not somebody to come in and replace him altogether.
The Browns recovered somewhat in my eyes with their 2nd and and 3rd round picks of T Mitchell Schwartz and DT John Hughes respectively, but their first round kills what should have been the best part of their draft. That's why the Browns earned just a "C."
Cincinnati Bengals: A-
The Bengals had 5 picks in the first 3 rounds, and I loved 4 of the 5 picks. The only one I wasn't sold on was DT Brandon Thompson, but the consensus is that Thompson is a solid pick as well.
The only real reason I didn't give the Bengals an "A" was that I don't know if Dr...
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Who better to get the inside info on the Browns’ new draft class than the bloggers that followed them in college? We asked The Ralphie Report for some insight on Colorado OL Ryan Miller. David Gerhardt was happy to assist.
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He was a 4+ year starter who was a leader on offense for a group of guys that played through some tough times...
With the recent stories surrounding Colt McCoy and Seneca Wallace, it’s appearing inevitable that we’ll have a heated QB controversy in Berea over the next few months. No trades appear imminent and so, for now, Mike Holmgren and company appear to be moving forward with the two veterans and rookie Brandon Weeden leading the race together for the signal-caller position.
It is our pleasure to introduce a guest post today by Cleveland’s own Dan Coughlin. Enjoy!
I fell in love with Brandon Weeden late last season when I saw him against Baylor and later in the bowl game against Stanford. I wasn’t overly enamored with Stanford’s Andrew Luck. Everyone in the world was raving about Luck, but I preferred Baylor’s Robert Griffin III and Weeden, the...
The Cleveland Browns took a chance on WR Greg Little in the second round of the 2011 NFL draft, despite missing the entire previous year at North Carolina. So what I'm saying is, Greg Little hadn't played a game-time snap in over a year before taking the field in a preseason game against the defending Super Bowl Champion Green Bay Packers.
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For part three of this five part series we will turn our attention to the fifth round. This round is the “meat” of the third-day draft sandwich. The 5th round particularly has been good for Cleveland traditionally having produced three Hall of Famers. QB Bob Waterfield (1944 Cleveland Rams), DT Henry Jordan (1957 Browns), and CB Dick LaBeau (1959 Browns) were all selected by...
Now depending which mock draft you looked at, you can argue whether the Cleveland Browns got Billy Winn at a steal Saturday. Many different mock drafts and experts I talked to said…get the rest of this great blog here at dawgpound2dawgpound.com
A total of 253 players were selected in the 2012 NFL Draft. And just like life everyone plays their part. Some college players shine brightly. They are in the right place, at the right time. Surely there is a lot of hard work that goes into becoming a top draft choice but when you have an opportunity to play on a larger stage it tends to help you get noticed. And some of those players...
When Eric Mangini exposed the Patriots for videotaping opponents’ signals at the start of the 2007 season, he changed the culture of the NFL. Stealing signals — whether by use of camera or other means — is something that is believed to have been done by almost all teams at one point. Now, teams have to be extremely careful. By bringing the Spygate scandal to light, Mangini...
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Cleveland Browns QB Seneca Wallace is at Colossal Cupcakes in Cleveland right now baking his mother’s famous rum cake, in cup cake form — All proceeds go to his foundation for research and a cure for Multiple myeloma of which his mother passed away from. My source at the scene tells me, “The girls who are in here are all want to ask him out, it’s hilarious...
Colt McCoy started 13 games in 2011, his second NFL season. The Browns were 4-9 in those games and McCoy completed 57% of his passes for 2,733 yards with 14 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He suffered a concussion on this play against the Pittsburgh Steelers and would miss the final 3 games. [...]
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It has certainly been far less of a talking point for Browns fans, but the compensation used to move from four to three certainly could have been used elsewhere in the 2012 draft had it not been used to grab Trent Richardson. It is possible that those picks could have been used in the pursuit of Kendall Wright or one of the other receivers in a first round trade-up scenario. Alas...
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From CNBC’s Darren Rovell, the Browns have seen their sales improve dramatically following the additions of Alabama running...