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Sometimes punchlines are just too easy. The low-hanging fruit dangling mere inches from the blades of grass. The Browns traded two straight draft picks and you would have thought they’d done this as a part of their M.O. for decades and decades. “The Browns are on the clock… you know to trade another pick!”
Yes, the Browns have traded in the draft in recent years from Mangini’s masterful trade down and awful second round to Tom Heckert’s Julio Jones trade out with the Falcons with results that are still up for debate depending on Brandon Weeden and others. Make no mistake, though, this draft executed by Joe Banner, Mike Lombardi and Rob Chudzinski was very different than either of those.
The Browns have needs and they’ve yet to fill them all. That was the complaint I saw most frequently on Twitter on Saturday as fans bemoaned the lack of personnel as the Browns opted to trade picks for higher versions in 2014. It’s absolutely and unequivocally true that the Browns still ha...
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The Browns completed their 2013 draft by selecting OL Garret Gilkey from Divison 2 Chardon State in Nebraska. Gilkey was the Browns second consecutive selection of a player from a D2 school with the choice of Armonty Bryant ten picks earlier out of East Central.
After missing the first two games of his junior season due to an Achilles injury, Gilkey went on to start the remainder...
Usually we have to wait until late September to officially declare the Cleveland Browns dead in the water, but this year, I think it's safe to make that declaration following the first five rounds of the draft.
Despite a completely overhauled and new regime, the same problems the Browns have faced in recent memory will persist. There's still questions at quarterback,...
Another NFL Draft in the books. With our aversion to “grades” well documented, we will address 10 key points with regard to the 2013 edition, specific to the Cleveland Browns. Our individual takes can be found after the jump. We invite you to participate, just as many of you did one year ago. Let’s get into it…
1. Just like last year, we’ll start it off here: On a scale...
The Cleveland Browns once again proved they are the kings of mystery when it comes to the NFL Draft.Prior to the start of the draft, the Browns held seven picks overall, having a selection in every round except for the second, which they forfeited last season by selecting wide receiver Josh Gordon of Baylor in the supplemental draft. And, while at the end of the third day they had...
Today the owner of the Cleveland Browns, Jimmy Haslam III, will spend his day in a west Knoxville Tennessee court room. The man who was born on third base is going to find out the hard way, he can’t buy everything. Haslam who is under investigation for his part in the fraud case against his company Pilot Flying J was born on 3rd base. He came into the family business that his father...
For most of the off-season Joe Banner and the Cleveland Browns have kept general manager Michael Lombardi in hiding. Banner said earlier that Lombardi was too much of a lightning rod. The Cleveland media has a field day when they have a chance to pick on Lombardi, most of the Cleveland fan base remembers all too well about Lombardi’s troubled past with the Cleveland Browns. It...
With the 217th pick of the 2013 draft the Browns selected DE Armonty Bryant of Division 2 East Central in Oklahoma. Bryant originally enrolled at D2 powerhouse Abeline Christian, but did not play his freshman year leading to his transfer to Cisco Junior College (TX) before eventually making his way to East Central.
East Central, relatively unknown the football public, is the alma...
The Cleveland Browns went into the 2013 NFL draft with plenty of needs to fill. One need was to get another shut down corner to help solidify the teams defensive secondary. They may have done that by drafting, Leon McFadden. We will have to wait and see if McFadden can get up to the speed of the NFL game by September. The guy loves to hit and he can cover receivers on the college...
Scott Raab wasn’t enthused this morning after the Browns’ draft. Craig is cautiously optimistic about the value and strategy. Both finish by saying, “We’ll see.”
The Browns’ strategy and value
Scott’s dismayed by the Browns draft
Attacking the quarterback vs. filling defensive backfield
Are the corners really too short?
20+ players are going into their second year...
With the first of two seventh-round picks, the Cleveland Browns selected defensive end Armonty Bryant from East Central Oklahoma in the NFL draft.
The Browns used the 217th overall pick on the 6-foot-3, 263-pound Bryant, who didn't perform the bench press at the scouting combine following right shoulder surgery.
Bryant, the Division II school's career leader with 26.5 sacks...
First Round: Barkevious Mingo, DE/OLB, LSU
I hate this pick. Mingo just ins't that good. Cleveland already got their pass rusher in free agency, and didn't need to take a chance on a bum like Mingo with the sixth overall selection. I think he will be a bust very early on, similar to Maybin in 2009. Cleveland will regret not taking Smith or Milliner here I believe...
Sometimes, the best moves are the ones that arent planned.
The trade to acquire veteran wide receiver Davone Bess might have been one of the best moves the Browns made over the three days of the NFL Draft. Even though he has played five NFL seasons, the Browns count him as part of the draft process.
We view Bess as part of the draft and we were fortunate being able to trade back...
Veteran offensive tackle Winston Justice will be visiting the Cleveland Browns this week, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Former Colts and Eagles OT Winston Justice is visiting the Steelers today and is scheduled to go to Cleveland on Wednesday.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 29, 2013
Justice was the 39th-overall pick by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2006, smack in the middle...
NFL Films profiles newly acquired Browns WR Davone Bess and his remarkable journey from nearly losing it all to becoming an NFL wide receiver.
Bess grew up in a rough neighborhood on Oakland’s east side. His dad was caught up in the fast life of the streets of Oakland, exposing Bess to the harshest realities life had to offer, watching his uncle get killed right in front of him...
(Note: We’ll try to keep an eye on this without going overboard in non-Browns news angles, but when something significant does occur, we’ll be sure to keep you in the loop.)
When a company that allegedly rips off customers engages in a P.R. battle with attorneys heading up a class action lawsuit, who comes out looking better? Jimmy Haslam started a campaign of talking to customers...