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  1. Good article, thanks. I like what I read for the most part about the regime. What makes you pause for concern? The guy is clearly a highly skilled writer, alot of people will take the style he wrote this as a negative piece. Good luck to him using this to get into another war room "during" the draft. What gives me pause is that it is not uncommon for a reporter to have access to a team's war room and write about it after the fact. The seeming promise of that and then seemingly reneging on the deal doesn't sit well with me, the Haslem situation notwithstanding. The level of paranoia and secrecy also strikes me as a little over the top. And I'm a guy that, while I was a fan of Heckert, was not opposed at all to the changes that were made, include the Lombardi hire. I don't know. The Browns have never been known for their professionalism. I was hoping things would be different with this regime. This article doesn't help to change that perception. Rev, you are kidding right? You say it is NOT uncommon for a reporter to be embedded in a war room? Really? The entire piece is the reporter MISTAKENLY thinking he was promised unfettered access and he's either a moron or insane for even thinking that he'd have unlimted access. You actually think its common. If you truly do believe its common then furnish us with many or even a few examples where a reporter is inside the war room and was free to report everything after the fact. Should be simple for you to find clear examples of a reporter embedded in a war room as the draft takes place where they were free to report everything they saw and heard if its as common as you believe. If anything what has been reported from war rooms is what a reporter has heard anonomously or second-hand from someone within the org who was there and considering all of the turnover in organizations those reports were from people who were soon fired after the draft, Just like what happene with the Browns. So don't even try to bring up second hand reports or anonomous reports. The Browns organization knew they were going to fire many scouts and personnel people. They did not invite any of the scouting staff into the war room. People made KNEE JERK reactions because they thought it was ONLY THE BROWNS doing that and pointed to some sort of mental paranoia. Um yeah sure it did. It pointed to THEIR OWN PARANOIA that they were projecting onto the team. I really wonder about the intelligence level of people who asked that question. Turns out someone actually asked around the league and they discovered that scouting staffs are commonly locked out of war rooms all over the league because many are soon fired after the draft. Those people will soon be on other staffs. If they were inside the war room or at the facility they would know the new regime's thoughts on the incoming group of players who they provided scouting reports on. They would know how the new regime ranked players who they would be competing for in free agency right after the draft or possibly down the line when their contracts are up. But you think the organization would allow open access in an environment where many people will soon be fired and they would have no restraints placed on what they heard or saw concerning how they value players. Uh-huh. Their are so many reason why the team wouldn't grant a reporter unlimited access, its not paranoia. You admit to liking the guy who wrote the piece so you have a clear bias. He didn't understand the situation. He didn't grasp that he had one bit of hard core information and that was valuable. If he understood his situation and the value of the information about Mingo being the guy the Browns wanted all along he could have built the thrust of his story around that one bit of hard core information. That sort of hard core information is what fans want and crave because it is RARE. We don't care about the person writing an article when the idiot blows his chance and turns his opportunity into a whiney pouty rant about how he didn't get his binkie so he takes it out on the team with a hatchet job. That sort of crap is the lowest of Tony Grossi or of any reporter but keeping with Grossi we have a long history. We have seen his good side and bad so we can throw out his self-serving whiney rants. The guy you have a history with and like doesn't have that history with other Browns fans other than this one story to base his worth on. Since this is all I have to base his worth on, I consider him a germ. The idiot should have understood his situation and how valuable that one bit of information that he had was worth to fans and how he was entering his point of view into fans who don't give a #### about him but we do want and crave information. AFIC when Grossi makes his snide snarky remarks or the idiots on shock-jock sports radio rant and rave just to suck in morons who are bottom feeders or this POS article by the guy you love, bottom line, it holds no value.
  2. The entire article was the writer beyeotching and complaining about how people wouldn't go on record about who the Browns wanted to draft and how he got kicked out of the war room right before the draft started so he couldn't do a play-by-play on the sweat pouring off of Haslam's head or whatever wierdness the idiot got distracted with. The article was a rambling jambled jag about a frustrated reporter who had nothing to say. The only take away I got from the article was the Browns had the name Barkevious Mingo written on the board as their top pick an hour before the draft started. When the Browns were on the clock the card got in before hardly any time ran off the clock so we weren't entertaining trades. We practically ran up to the podium to announce we drafted Barkenvious Mingo. It confirms he was thee guy that they wanted all along. If you go-up to the Ross Tucker podcast that I linked where Greg Cossell gushes about the pick and how Ray Horton will use him as a 'Joker' and move him all over the place the pick makes a lot of sense. The regime will be measured on what sort of team they assemble and what the team they assemble does on the field not on that article.
  3. Ross Tucker, formerly of ESPN's Football Today podcast has started his own podcast and he did a nice draft recap of the first round with Greg Cossell. They covered all of the picks not just the Browns. Link here: http://www.sportsusamedia.com/_blog/Ross_Tucker_Football_Podcast/post/4-26-13-first-round-draft-review/ Tucker said the Browns took a linebacker in Barkevious Mingo and he thought it was wierd because he said the Browns already had Sheard and Kruger so he started to ask if Cossell felt it meant that Sheard would be traded but before he could even finish the sentence Cossell cut him off and firmly answered NO! Cossell seems to really like the Mingo pick, he went on and on about how we'd keep all three pass rushers and the defense would be a 'hybrid' defense and he said that Mingo would play the role of a JOKER and get moved all over the defense. Warning to those who didn't like the Browns draft because Cossell's enthusiasm concerning how Mingo and the other pass rushers will get used is infectious. Give this podcast a listen, it will get you excited about the possibilities in having, Sheard, Kruger, and Mingo, all getting after the quarterback. A few days later Tucker further broke down each team's draft in a segment of what he liked and didn't like of each draft. Link to that podcast here: http://www.sportsusamedia.com/_blog/Ross_Tucker_Football_Podcast/post/4-29-13-2013-nfl-draft-recap/ Tucker didn't think the McFadden was good but the background story is he was projecting CB Dee Miliner to the Browns in his mock drafts and I think he built up the need for the Browns taking a corner to be the highest priority on the team but I don't agree with him and if you heard the Browns Dailey podcast the other day with Vic Carrucci he had on former Browns cornerback Hanford Dixon and Top Dawg loves McFadden. Link to Browns Dailey podcast with Vic Carrucci and Hanford Dixon. http://www.clevelandbrowns.com/media-center/audio/Hanford-Dixon-Interview---53/ffc27a2a-075d-4ba9-ad26-ce0c03a4b900 Dixon said that he spoke with CB Joe Haden about McFadden and Joe told him that he had already started to take McFadden under his wing. Hanford also said that the decision to build up the pass rush was the right call. He said that an aggressive pass rush is the best friend to defensive backs and he just loves McFadden and thinks he'll be starting soon. He said he's definitely a man-to-man cover guy. The next day the Browns Daily podcast had guest Gil Brandt on the show and he said he liked McFadden. He has strong ties around the league and Brandt said that many teams had McFadden with a late-first early-second round draft grade so he really liked the pick. Ross Tucker used to host the Football Today podcast. He by-and-large gave quality analysis and I think his new podcasts will have the same stuff and find an audience and take off but I don't agree with him concerning the Browns top-two picks, I side with Cossell on the Barkevious Mingo selection over Dee Milliner and I side with Hanford Dixon and Gil Brandt on the CB Leon McFadden pick. Good stuff, good listening if you have the time and want some good takes on the Browns draft picks and how they'll be utilized.
  4. After reading the report it doesn't seem as bad as I originally assumed. Certainly no amount of drinking and driving is acceptable for a draftee who hasn't even signed a contract but it seems like this incident was not where Armonty was out of control. His criminal history cosists of: - selling $20 worth of pot - getting pulled over at 3:45 AM for not signaling a turn where the cop said he had slurred speech and a heavy odor of alchohol but it turned out his breathalizer test revealed a .098 That low of an a result on a breathalizer would not realistically cause slurred speech of a heavy odor of alchohol unless he spilled some on his clothing. The fact the cop hauled in the passenger shows that the 'peace officer' may have been aggressively dispatching his duties, possibly a more than warranted. The low breathalizer results seem to question his statements. Add a bail of only $500 shows that officials did not view this as a serious incident. No excuse for being behind the wheel even with a low alchohol level but this isn't as severe as I originally assumed. Taking a shot in the draft with a seventh round selection on a guy with his pass rushing upside isn't as riskly as taking a shot on a guy like the Honey Badger in the third round who has such a repetative history in failing drug tests that his behavior cost him plenty but he still won't stop which indicates a much more difficult problem to overcome. This incident could be a legit wake-up call for Armonty. The pick of a 286 lb DE was the only one tht did not fit the scheme so I went back and took a look at his tape along with the other selections. After viewing the tape I saw how he dominated at his level of competition. I also see how stupid his original act of selling pot on the practice feild caused him to drop in the draft. However if you look at his tape you understand why the front office took a shot. This incident could be a blessing in disguise because the kid shold buckle-down. I thought he would be at least a year away from contibuting due to him being simply too-light to play 3-4 DE. I don't think this incident is a huge ordeal. If the kid messes up again, he's history but something like this might prompt him to get serious about his life and career. If he sticks he could be a very interesting guy, next year.
  5. http://analyticfootball.blogspot.com/2010/09/time-in-pocket-and-effects-on-qb.htmlhttps://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2012/11/07/signature-stat-snapshot-time-to-throw/ Great information msommer. Probably deserving of its own post since the stats are really helpful if you put the two collumns from PFF togther and you will see the following for Gabbert. Blaine's time to throw ranked 27th in the league but that stat alone can be misleading for a couple of reasons but lets just look at the two bits of raw data before analyzing the information so lets do that. Rank of starting NFL QBs in 2012 in terms of average time provided to throw the football 27. Blaine Gabbert Jacksonville Average time he had to throw the football - 2.58 seconds The second set of data is the average time each NFL quarterback had on every sack that they took. Rank of starting NFL QBs in 2012 in terms of average time that was ticked off the clock for every sack they took 29. Blaine Gabbert Jacksonville Average time on every sack allowed - 2.51 seconds It shows the average time he had was .07 second more than the when he was sacked. What does this mean? It means when he was sacked his line gave him .07 seconds LESS than his average time just to get the ball off which basically means his offensive line broke down, 'on the average sack', that he took last year. Very interesting stuff that I could break down but I don't want to hijack the thread so I'll contribute this which connects the data msommer shared and Jacksonville's top pick. Joeckel is reportedly looking very good so-far in mini-camp. http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/8391/luke-joeckel Despite admitting to some discomfort in his adjustment to right tackle, Jaguars first-round pick Luke Joeckel has been "downright dominant" through two days of rookie minicamp.According to the Associated Press, Joeckel hasn't allowed a single sack or even quarterback hurry in team drills. Joeckel is competing against UDFAs and tryout players, but it's notable after his previous comments. "It's feeling a lot better than I thought it would," Joeckel said Saturday. Joeckel will face more of a test against Jeremy Mincey and Jason Babin at full-squad OTAs. May 5 - 11:19 AM
  6. AFCN draft review by Shut Down Corner's Doug Farrar. His take on the Browns draft. http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/early-draft-reflections-afc-north-173637441.html Cleveland Browns: 6. OLB Barkevious Mingo, 68. CB Leon McFadden, 175. SS Jamoris Slaughter, 217. DE Armonty Bryant, 227. OT Garrett Gilkey. LSU pass-rusher Barkevious Mingo adds to a Browns defensive front that was already stacked with the additions of Paul Kruger and Desmond Bryant to the underrated trio of Jabaal Sheard, Phil Taylor, and Ahtyba Rubin. New Browns defensive coordinator Ray Horton, who ran all kinds of multiple fronts and blitz concepts in Arizona, has a bit of a dream team on his hands. Mingo struggles with blocks and needs to work up a few more pass-rush moves, but he absolutely screams off the edge, and if he can put up 10-plus sacks per season, he'll have been worth the sixth overall pick. Horton may use Mingo as he did Darryl Washington -- as a move linebacker who blitzes all over the place. Notre Dame safety Jamoris Slaughter missed most of the 2012 season with an Achilles injury, but has impressive speed and could act as an in-the-box hitter in different defensive packages. San Diego State cornerback Leon McFadden is an undersized (5-foot-10, 193 pound) pass defender on the "sleeper lists" of many. He will be a very good bookend to Joe Haden and may wind up as the best player in this Browns draft class. "I believe my ball skills are very good, my man-to-man coverage, I became a lot more aggressive in the last couple years. My IQ for football, studying my opponent is really big for me," McFadden said after he was selected in the third round. All of a sudden, Cleveland's defense is one to watch.
  7. Intersting tweets from NFL Network's Albert Breer concerning next year's draft and how few teams were willing to give up future picks in next year's draft. ONLY THREE 2013 picks were traded for future 2014 picks. The Cleveland Browns attained TWO of the three future picks. --------------------------------------- Albert Breer‏@AlbertBreer19hA good explanatory stat from this weekend -- Only three 2014 picks were dealt. Browns got a 3 (PIT) and a 4 (IND); Niners got a 3 (TEN).Albert Breer‏@AlbertBreer19hTeams were VERY reluctant to deal away 2014 picks this weekend. And a big part of that is the expected strength of next year's class. --------------------------------------- Considering how few teams were willing to trade next year's picks gives an insight into the level of perceived talent in next year's draft as opposed to this year's draft. The Browns not only got two future picks they traded LOWER picks for HIGHER picks in a draft that has to be considered more talented considering how stingy teams were holding onto 2014 draft picks.
  8. http://www.cleveland.com/browns/index.ssf/2013/04/browns_trade_fourth-rounder_to.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
  9. Hmnn, maybe they have a player in mind to trade for. Mary Kay Cabot might have to dust off those Mallet rumors she sent to bed. Now with future picks, 2014 extra 3rd and extra 4th, in the fold she might to ressurect that one. Banner has been an incredibly straight shooter with his plans and he did say that we wouldn't be able to address every need this year. He's addressed the defense and now he's accumulating extra picks for next year or its possible he got those picks for trade-bait.
  10. @Bob Labriola@BobLabriolaLast time @Steelers traded a future draft pick was in '73 when veteran DT Tom Keating came via a No.4 pick in '74. Noll vowed: never againAndrew Siciliano ✔@AndrewSicilianoCleveland simply traded out of the 4th round for a 2014 3rd. That's great value for the Browns
  11. Wow, that is great! We traded down in this round and picked up a WR who can come in and start and then are able to trade it to the Steelers for their third next year. I think they could have a down year. This year they were picking in the middle of the round so I would expect about the same or a possibly a lil-higher in the round next year.
  12. Que Bill Murray: Dr Ray Stantz: Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies! Rivers and seas boiling!Dr. Egon Spengler: Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes...Winston Zeddemore: The dead rising from the grave!Dr. Peter Venkman: Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria
  13. Godd pick. Great value. Could be the best QB Kelly has had to work with in his career so it should be very iteresting to see how it works out. Add, very small price to move-up to land him.
  14. The Browns have made some impressive moves. A couple of months ago the only pass rusher the team had was DE Jabaal Sheard, he was IT. The ONLY ONE, PERIOD! Then some things began to happen. CEO Joe Banner hired Chud as HC. When he hired Chud Joe gave some interesting thoughts about the team. He said the defense was an issue and he would take steps to address it. Chud and Joe said they wanted an attacking-aggressive defense that got after the QB. Chud then got two of the best coordinators in the NFL to run the offense and defense. Ray Horton's defensive philosophy is an attacking-aggressive defense. The team switched its base from a standard 4-3 to a 3-4. The only pass rusher was DE/OLB Jabaal Sheard, that was it. Free agency came, the team's first and most aggressive signing, as you know as a Raven fan, was to sign pass rushing OLB/DE Paul Kruger. They also signed OLB/DE Quentin Groves. Then in the first round they drafted OLB/DE Barkevious Mingo. Within the span of a few months the Browns went from only having one pass rusher to having four who fit the new defense and the philosophy of an being an attacking-aggressive defense that Joe Banner and Rob Chudzinski and Ray Horton wanted to install. Bannner has addressed the defense where it will apply pressure to opposing offenses. With that sort of an attacking-aggressive defense the priority isn't to use top-ten draft picks on defensive backs. The first round pick of Mingo and then finding this kid McFadden in the third round look like a very solid draft to me because everything makes sense and is consistent with what Banner has said and done all along. Anyone who hasn't been paying attention would want some other picks that do not fit the plan of action and momentum of changing the defene to fit the philosophy and scheme and coaches that have been installed. I also love that Banner has been honest and said we won't be able to fill every hole this year, we won't but we certainly have made progress.
  15. Seven cornerbacks were selected in round three.Leon McFadden had the highest rating of any of them. http://www.nfl.com/draft/2013/tracker?module=HP11_content_stream#dt-tabs:dt-by-round/dt-by-team-input:dt-by-team-input/dt-by-round-input:3 2(64)Jaguars Gratz, Dwayne CB 5'11" 201 Connecticut 62.1 6(68)Browns McFadden, Leon CB 5'10" 193 San Diego St. 80.7 7(69) Cardinals Mathieu, Tyrann CB 5'9" 186 LSU 73.0 8(70) Titans Wreh-Wilson, Blidi CB 6'1" 195 Connecticut 77.2 21(83) Patriots (From Vikings) Ryan, Logan CB 5'11" 191 Rutgers 69.0 28(90) Broncos Webster, Kayvon CB 5'10" 195 South Florida 52.0 31(93) Dolphins (From 49ers through Packers) Davis, Will CB 5'11" 186 Utah St. 71.0 Add every safety taken in the thrid round was rated lower than McFadden 9(71) Rams (From Bills) McDonald, T.J. FS 6'2" 219 USC 66.5 18(80) Cowboys Wilcox, J.J. FS 6'0" 213 Georgia Southern 77.0 22(84) Bengals Williams, Shawn SS 6'0" 213 Georgia 74.8 29(91) Patriots Harmon, Duron S 6'1" 200 Rutgers 50.3
  16. A stastistical scouting report on EJ Manuel. Warning, its pretty brutal. http://secondroundstats.com/2013/02/08/ej-manuel-statistical-scouting-report/
  17. No doubt about it, Hoodie is back in the 2nd and 3rd after losing picks from previous deals. Explain to me why people think this. Not sure it will make any difference, but... (a) Draft's WR position is not loaded with game changing talent. (b) MIN reached for a project. © Gave up too much in relation to other traded picks in the first, much less the tail end of the 1st. (d) Could have had a (roughly) similar player in the 2nd (e) Hit/miss ratio for WRs is not a good gamble There ya go. There ya go. (f) Ponder is a bottom tier QB. There ya go. You're take about the actual deal is off. Doesn't matter about Ponder. There ya go.
  18. No doubt about it, Hoodie is back in the 2nd and 3rd after losing picks from previous deals. Explain to me why people think this. Not sure it will make any difference, but... (a) Draft's WR position is not loaded with game changing talent. (b) MIN reached for a project. © Gave up too much in relation to other traded picks in the first, much less the tail end of the 1st. (d) Could have had a (roughly) similar player in the 2nd (e) Hit/miss ratio for WRs is not a good gamble There ya go. There ya go.
  19. Nah, EJ Manuel is more likely than Geno.http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/50620117/ Which of the top rated QB draft prospects had the largest hands? http://www.fieldgulls.com/nfl-draft/2013/2/22/4018582/nfl-combine-2013-quarterbacks-height-weight-hand-size-measurements NFL Combine 2013: Quarterbacks height, weight & hand size measurements fairly interesting later-round prospect as well. Player School Height Weight Hand Size Matt Barkley USC 6-3 227 10.08 Tyler Bray Tennessee 6-6 232 9.28 Colby Cameron Louisiana Tech 6-2 212 9.08 Zac Dysert Miami of Ohio 6-3 231 9.18 Mike Glennon N.C. State 6-7 225 9.58 Marqueis Gray Minnesota 6-3 240 9.78 Landry Jones Oklahoma 6-4 225 9.18 Collin Klein Kansas State 6-5 226 9.28 E.J. Manuel Florida State 6-5 237 10.38 Ryan Nassib Syracuse 6-2 227 10.18 Sean Renfree Duke 6-3 219 9.08 Matt Scott Arizona 6-2 213 9.08 Geno Smith West Virginia 6-2 218 9.28 Brad Sorensen Southern Utah 6-4 237 9.28 James Vandenberg Iowa 6-3 226 9.68 Tyler Wilson Arkansas 6-2 215 8.68
  20. Sincerely doubt that this has any meaning but Rizzler probably will like this. https://twitter.com/dpbrugler Dane Brugler‏@dpbrugler6m Hey #Browns fans, #LSU pass rusher Barkevious Mingo is wearing a brown tie and orange pocket square...just saying...
  21. I can't see the Jets going into another season with Sanchez and Tebow and no real competition. The highest ranked QB out there is Glennon. He probably won't be there much longer. Not a saviour but neither is Sanchez or Tebow
  22. Third round 63. Kansas City - Matt Barkley, QB - USC Luke Joeckel, OT - Texas A&M 64. Jacksonville - jshare87 - Tyler Wilson, QB - Arkansas - S Matt Elam, Florida--Dion Jordan, DE/OLB - Oregon 65. Detroit - 8ebok24 - Blidi Wreh-Wilson, CB DE Alex Okafur, Texas--Eric Fisher, OT - Central Mich. 66. Oakland - krsone21 - Demontre Moore DE Texas A&M krsone21 - Sharrif Floyd, DT - Florida 67. Philadelphia - Andy D - Giovanni Bernard, RB - UNC TE Tyler Eifert, Notre Dame--Geno Smith, QB - WVU 68. Cleveland - Bracie Smathers - TE Travis Kelce, Cincinnati Bracie Smathers - CB Dee Milliner, Alabama 69. 38. Arizona - ebaughn - D.J. Swearinger, S - South Carolina QB E.J. Manuel, FSU--Lane Johnson, OT - Oklahoma 70. Tennessee - FUBAR - Barrett Jones, G/C DE/DT Datone Jones, UCLA --Xavier Rhodes, CB - FSU 71. Buffalo - Donsmith753 - WR Robert Woods, USC--Ryan Nassib, QB - Syracuse 72. NY Jets - Hell Toupee - WR Keenan Allen, Cal--Ziggy Ansah, DE - BYU 73. Tampa Bay - RJS113 - TE Gavin Escobar, SDSU--FS Kenny Vaccaro 74. San Francisco (from Carolina) - 5Rings - OLB Jamie Collins, SoMiss--WR Cordarrelle Patterson, TEN 75. New Orleans - IHEARTFF - OLB/DE Jarvis Jones, Georgia 76. San Diego - Ray Finkle - OT Justin Pugh, Syracuse--Chance Warmack, OG, Bama 77. Miami - Slapdash/JackReacher - RT Menelik Watson, FSU --CB desmond Trufant, Washington 78. St. Louis - Brady Marino - OT Kyle Long, Oregon--WR Tavon Austin, West Virginia.-- LB Alec Ogletree, UGA 79. Pittsburgh - Evilgrin 72 - RB Johnathan Franklin, UCLA--OLB/DE Barkevious Mingo, LSU. 80. Dallas - FunkyTeaParty - OT Terron Armstead, Arkansas--DT Sheldon Richardson, Missu 81. NY Giants - amicsta - OG Larry Warford, Kentucky--Bjoern Werner, DE - FSU 82. Miami (from Chicago) - Slapdash/JackReacher - RT Menelik Watson, FSU --CB desmond Trufant, Washington 83. Minnesota - 8ebok24 - Manti Te'o, MLB, ND--Sylvester Williams, DT UNC--WR Justin Hunter, TENN 84. Cincinnati - cheese - RB Eddie Lacy, Bama--OT DJ Fluker, Bama--CB Darius Slay, 85. Washington - CB Jonathan Banks, Mississippi 86. Indianapolis - Bamac - DeAndre Hopkins, WR - Clemson 87. Seattle - DT Kawann Short, Purdue 88. Green Bay - pipes/meyerj31 - DT Jonathan Hankins, Ohio State--Jonathan Cyprien, SS - FIU 89. Houston - meecrob - WR Terrance Williams, Baylor--Arthur Brown LB - Kansas St 90. Denver - rascal - FS Phillip Thomas, Fresno St.--Cornellius Carradine, DE - FSU 91. New England - Tackling Dummies - DT John Jenkins, Georgia--Jamar Taylor, CB - Boise St. 92. Atlanta - DE/OLB Corey Lemonier, Auburn--D.J. Hayden, CB - Houston 93. San Francisco - 5Rings - OLB Jamie Collins, SoMiss--WR Cordarrelle Patterson, TEN 94. Baltimore - Exalted One - WR Quinton Patton, Louisiana Tech--LB Kevin Minter, LSU
  23. How much would he see the field behind Jackson and Maclin (and probably Avant)? They have about 100 WRs on the roster. If Chip Kelly wants a fast-paced offense he'll need a lot of receivers because they will get gassed running down the field so much. Actually the one area that will get burned out with a quick-pace offense are the big guys on the O-line. Many around the league have wondered whether or not if the sort of quick-pace offense that Kelly operates will succeed due to how fast it will burn out his offensive linemen. Many anticipate that Philly will need more depth on their O-line in order for Chip's offense to work.
  24. Sorry, missed him going off the board. I don't think the Browns will be trading with Baltimore in the real NFL draft. Cleveland Browns select: TE Travis Kelce, Cincinnati Cleveland lost both Alex Smith and Ben Watson leaving only Jordan Camerion so TE is a big need and with Norv Turner and Rob Chudzinski they utilize the TE position. Add the Browns recently brought in Travis for a look-see so they have an interest.
  25. With their third round selection (68th overall pick) the Cleveland Browns select OG Larry Warford, Kentucky Browns starting LOG Jason Pinkston was recently medically cleared from blood clots found on his lungs but he wasn't practicing with the club. The other OG Shaun Lauvau is limited athletically and gets beaten by athletic DTs/NTs and the AFCN has some great DTs/NTs, Geno Smith, Halati Ngata. Warford was my highest ranked player left and fits a need.
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