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“Well, you can’t really go wrong with the #4 pick.”
Those were actual words spoken to me last week when discussing the Browns’ position in tonight’s draft. Naturally, the gentleman speaking those words was not a Browns fan, and apparently woefully ignorant of what it means to be a Cleveland fan.
The draft history of the “new Browns” was so bad that I started rooting for the team to trade their #1 picks - and the crushing failure they were destined to be - for a handful of #2s and #3s, knowing that their failure wouldn’t be as hurtful—and any upside that much sweeter. When Tim Couch was drafted, everyone knew he racked up yards in a dink- and dunk- offense. But that didn’t scare the team. Unfortunately. Some picks (Courtney Brown and Gerard Warren, in particular), did look good at the time. I distinctly remember a “Courtney Brown or Trade Down” sign in the stadium. And I agreed. William Green, Brady Quinn, Kellen Winslow, Craig Powell, Clifford Charlton, Mike Junkin. You don’t h
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According to Tony Pauline of DraftInsider.net, it looks like the Cleveland Browns will take Alabama running back Trent Richardson with the 4th overall pick in this week’s draft. They’re then expected to use the 22nd pick to take the best available wide receiver.
My guess is that the Browns could end up landing Baylor receiver Kendall Wright with the 22nd overall pick. He didn’t...
According to a tweet by Adam Schefter, the Saints and any team that has players involved in the New Orleans bounty program, might not know what discipline is to be handed down until after the draft.
Text of the tweet- “An announcement on player discipline in Saints bounty scandal is “unlikely” for today. Again. have to wonder now if next week more likely”
The Browns have...
The Cleveland Browns may have been better off selecting the late, great filmmaker John Hughes, rather than the defensive tackle.
I did not have a draftable grade on John Hughes and, to be honest, did not even bother scouting him in depth. I saw him while studying teammate Derek Wolfe and absolutely nothing about his game stood out. I assumed Hughes would be picked up as a free agent...
I actually like the fact that the Cleveland Browns didn’t feel compelled to draft a receiver simply because it’s their most glaring need. However, they missed the boat with Mitchell Schwartz.
Schwartz can be a reasonably effective starter, but he’s the type of player you can find in free agency every year without having to break the bank. In essence, he’s a younger Tony Pashos...
The Cleveland Browns got themselves a starting quarterback, but it sort of feels like a lateral move to me.
I can’t give them a failing grade because I do think Brandon Weeden can be a starter. However, he is much more of a developmental prospect than he’s been made out to be. Being 28 years old doesn’t make you NFL ready. He needs time to develop, and by the time he does,...
Albert Einstein said that the definition for insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results! How is having a new starting quarterback every two to three years not insane! Consistancy is the sign of greatness! Look at the Patriots, Giants, Steelers, etc. Consistancy all the way down the board. Owner, Team President, GM, Head Coach, quarterback...
Here is what we have learned from a year of repeatedly analyzing three dozen or so mock drafts:
EVERYONE LOVES TRENT: Fans and Mock Drafters have coalesced on Trent Richardson as the Browns pick at 4 at about the same time. Richardson passed Mo Claiborne in mid-March and hasn't looked back. For all the buzz he got as a potential Cleveland Browns draft pick, Justin Blackmon was...
When the Cleveland Browns selected 28-year-old QB Brandon Weeden with the #22 overall pick in last night’s NFL draft, it shocked a lot of Browns fans everywhere. Leading up to the draft, the Browns front office had been assuring everyone who would listen that they were comfortable with Colt McCoy under center, and were expecting him to take a big leap forward this year.
BEREA -- The Browns were bold, and they believe it'll be beautiful.
That was the result of an aggressive Thursday night, as the Browns again celebrated in April after finishing round one of the NFL Draft with a new running back and quarterback.
The guard has changed (again) -- at least on offense, and the folks who made the decisions were ebullient.
"If you don't sense...
The good news is that there is nothing to talk about with regard to the Trent Richardson pick at three. The Cleveland Browns paid a price and they got a guy they absolutely wanted and needed to help kick-start a mostly dead offense from 2011. Yes, the Browns paid with some lower round picks to make it happen, but this is Heckert’s M.O. to a large extent. It is a strategy that I...
I really did feel like something of a dummy when the Redskins won the trade battle for the rights to draft Robert Griffin III. I bought into a player and knew that the Browns had the weapons to make the trade happen. When they failed to get it done, I was sad for myself even as I could see some positives for the Browns for not giving up as much as the Redskins did. I was almost more...
2012 NFL Mock Draft Picks 22-32 by Justin 22. Cleveland Browns: Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor The luxury of having two picks in the first round. He may be small but boy is he talented and versatile. He’s a young Steve Smith . Too bad the Browns still don’t have a QB to throw him the [...]Thanks for reading. Justin’s 2012 NFL Mock Draft | 22-32 is a post from 2012 NFL...
Who is it going to be? Realistically, the Detroit Lions have to pick a player on Thursday. By the 23rd pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, most of the high profile players will be off the board. There are more than enough holes to pick a player at any number of positions….and the defensive secondary comes directly to mind. The linebacking corp played pretty well during the season, yet...