If I had it my way...
|1st (3rd)||HB||Trent Richardson||Alabama||Jr||5'9 1/8"||228 lbs.||4.52|
|1st (22nd)||34OLB||Nick Perry||USC||rJr||6'2 3/4"||271 lbs.||4.64|
Analysis: Nick Perry is the premier pass rush prospect in the 2012 class. He and Jabaal Sheard will create havoc off the edges while Phil Taylor and Ahtyba Rubin plug the middle.
|2nd (37th)||OT||Mitchell Schwartz||California||rSr||6'5 1/8"||318 lbs.||5.45|
|3rd (87th)||UT||John Hughes||Cincinnati||rSr||6'2 1/2"||309 lbs.||5.18|
|4th (100th)||43DE||Malik Jackson||Tennessee||Sr||6'4 5/8"||284 lbs.||4.91|
Analysis: You can never have enough depth on the defensive line. Sheard and Perry provide pass rush, but neither is especially stout vs. the run.
|4th (120th)||MLB||James-Michael Johnson||Nevada||rSr||6'1 1/8"||241 lbs.||4.68|
|5th (160th)||WR||Marvin Jones||California||Sr||6'1 3/4"||199 lbs.||4.46|
Analysis: Marvin Jones is everything the Browns lack at the wide receiver position. His vertical speed, polished route running, and reliable hands will give Colt McCoy an NFL-ready starter who can make the timing-based plays that a West Coast Offense is designed around.
|6th (204th)||WLB||Emmanuel Acho||Texas||Sr||6'1 5/8"||238 lbs.||4.73|
|6th (205th)||UT||Billy Winn||Boise St.||rSr||6'3 1/2"||294 lbs.||5.00|
|7th (245th)||CB||Leonard Johnson||Iowa St.||Sr||5'9 7/8"||196 lbs.||4.71|
Analysis: Johnson has excellent instincts, reads and reacts quickly in zone coverage, and has a knack for knowing when to jump routes. He is also very physical at the line of scrimmage. He could contribute on special-teams while the Browns groom him for the slot corner role.
|7th (247th)||TE||Brad Smelley||Alabama||Sr||6'1 7/8"||233 lbs.||4.75|
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|Don't blame you for dumping Weeden. I would have done the same thing. Not because I'm a fan of McCoy, I'm not. The team isn't a QB away from competing and needs a long term solution IMO. And Weeden isn't that. I'd choose to address the QB position at a later time, too.
The offensive game plan, it's going to require a strong defense. Bolstering the depth and pass rush is fitting and Perry is a freakish athlete.
I like the strong emphasis on the lines. Adding Malik Jackson, a former teammate of Perry's could be a good move. I wasn't a big fan of Travis Benjamin either. Definitely prefer Jackson.
Replacing Ryan Miller, with IMO, a better WR than Benjamin, in Jones. I felt like he had more limited opportunities this year than he should have based on talent alone. Since he had a brother QB/WR duo on the same field. He could be a steal in hindsight.
A lot of picks I agree with in this re-draft. Good job.
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|Solid draft, I also agree that dumping Weeden is a good idea. I might have taken a
shot on Cousins in the 4th though but I can understand waiting for a QB next year.
WR Stedman Bailey - West Virginia
HB Le'Veon Bell - Michigan St.
OC Barrett Jones - Alabama
HB Latavius Murray - Central Florida
OG Chance Warmack - Alabama
WR Tavon Austin - West Virginia
HB Dennis Johnson - Arkansas
34OLB Sam Montgomery - LSU
WR Markus Wheaton - Oregon St.
SS D.J. Swearinger - South Carolina
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