It’s NFL Draft season and once again the Cleveland Browns are picking in the top ten. And once again they have plenty of needs. In a more pass-happy league, they require more true pass-rushers for the newly installed 4-3.
Not to mention help in the secondary and a real wideout to pair with QB Colt McCoy, a very nice mid-round surprise last year.
Here’s what I have mocked to them in the first three rounds
By Paul M. Banks
6. Cleveland Browns Robert Quinn, DE/OLB, North Carolina
Quinn is like Miami’s Allen Bailey, Pitt’s Greg Romeus and Texas’ Sam Acho, collegiate defensive ends who could likely find themselves playing a linebacker position in the NFL; all dependent on scheme. Except Quinn is much more talented and doesn’t have the question marks of the other prospects. He’ll fit in well in Cleveland; who’s defensive front often looks like a monster, surrounded by a bunch of elves.
5. Cleveland Browns, Brooks Reed, DE/OLB, Arizona
Reed had a great combine; and his quick first step and his explosiveness has drawn comparisons to Clay Matthews; high praise indeed.
6. Cleveland Browns, Will Rackley, OL, Lehigh
A dominant force for Lehigh, he looked not like an FCS offensive lineman but a future NFL starter. Rackley made 40 consecutive starts to end his four-year career, the final three at left tackle after starting at right guard as a freshman.
For the whole first round mock draft go here
And the second round! go here to check that out.
Round three here
For our 2012 Mock Draft go here