Very good points. I just liked multiple 4 and 5 round picks. I felt there's always incredible value there. I was hoping we'd take a chance on a QB and a TE earlier, but I think they focused on positions of need mixed in with best available players that they found value in. I think it was a very good draft.
An above average running game could dramatically enhance the passing game. I'm almost positive that's the philosophy.
Browns made a clear commitment to winning the trenches with this draft. It's clear that they want to compete within their division using defense and a running game. Once we understand and accept this, their draft looks very successful. This is the base and they will continue to draft to strengthen the team in line with this philosophy and expand the team to develop a passing attack in the future. It's a long term plan.
The trade for cooper was questionable. Time will tell on that one.
I thought when Gordon came back the biggest issue was him and the QB being the same page. But I do agree, we are not a #1 WR away from the playoffs. If we want make the playoffs, we've got to win our division. How? Defense and a good running game.
I think they jumped in way too early on that one. People criticize the Browns for picking a guy 10 spots early, but this pick was a round or two too early.
Yea. We need bodies more than plug and play guys. I would have liked to keep the 4,5, and 6 and draft some raw projects.
Crowder would be a great pickup in a later round.
We gave up 4,5, and 6. I think it was too much too. Would have loved to have multiple picks in these rounds. It would have allowed us to take some chances.
Johnson could be like Giovanni. Just saying.
They made their moves at WR on free agency. They will likely get a WR and a TE later.
We are on the same page.
I didn't like the trade for Cooper because we gave up good value picks that would have allowed us to take some chances on guys. Apparently Cooper was their man and they went and got him. Hard to fault conviction and action, but man I wish we still had double picks in 4,5, and 6
Not really their division.
It that's just it. The Browns don't see Bennett fitting in their system.
Cooper seems to get high marks but we gave up some value picks to get him. Browns must have wanted him and got their man, but it really changed our draft.
Benjamin is the vertical threat.
Hmmm. Not sure I like that pick. Best available I guess and they must like some lower value guys.
Browns could bite on a QB here
Wow. Saints take a QB.
Giants should take bennett
Not with the Texans he's not.
I thought Cann was a 6th round sleeper?!?!
edit: I guess my source was very wrong. Cann was a 2nd round projected pick.
I have no idea who the Browns will take. There's a ton of talent still on the board. Some interesting picks in the 2nd.
Tough call. Boom looked great for them. Maybe upgrading the line fixes a few things?
How is that not going to happen?
I think the shot was taken with Hartline and Bowe. I honestly think you're going to be hard pressed to out draft them in the 3rd round.
I don't mind him. I think he might allow us to stop the run a little better and that would be my draft focus. He could be close to best available when we pick, and I think you make the leap if you think you can scheme around him or can tweak him just a bit.
Edit: but we'd probably be better off with an ILB.