What should the Cleveland Browns do with their first 3 draft picks?

Cleveland Browns: What the team should do this off season

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Guest post from Cleveland radio host Bill Smith, learn more about him and check out his work via the links at the end of the page.

Step 1 – sign a UFA RT

My top choice would be Jared Gaither, Chargers:  He will be 26 years old by the start of the 2012 season.  Gaither has played in 48 games with 33 starts.  He was a supplemental pick of the Ravens in 2006.

Gaither started in his second and third years for the Ravens but was out all of 2010 with a back injury.  He was released by the Ravens and was picked up by the Chiefs in 2011 but did not start any the ten games in which he played.  When he was released by the Chiefs, he was picked up by the Chargers and did well starting the last 5 games of the season replacing the injured Marcus McNeill.  A three team resume is always an issue with a player that has been passed around like bowl of taco chips.  I liked Gaither coming out of college.

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What will the Cleveland Browns do with the 4th overall pick?

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There is an advantage for a Browns fan being a pessimist.  You are either pleasantly surprised or you are right. (Guest post by Bill Smith)

Things have been bad before.  Things were so bad in the early 90’s with Bill Belichick running the team that the club moved from Cleveland to Baltimore and did not give the coach the forwarding address.

Since they have come back in 1999 the team has been pathetic.  There are more needs on this team than players that can start for any of the other teams in the AFC North division.  Browns fans love to mock Mike Brown and the Bengals but they have been to two Super Bowls and have been in the playoffs two of the last 3 years including a division championship in 2010 when they swept the division.