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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 of 1-to-10, what is your perception of the Browns’ 2013 draft?
Scott: I get that this is a tough draft to get excited about as a fan given the waiting game that is involved. That said, I feel that the team added some impact players at positions of need while layering in some upside if any of the late-round players pan out. Since I love the Mingo pick, I’ll give it a 7 with the option to amend next year when we see what they did with the acquired picks.
Andrew: If 10-9 is an A, 8-7 is a B, 6-5 is a C, etc, then I think a 5 is about right. I like the players they got with their 1st and 3rd round picks, but this team ha...
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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
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