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ClevelandBigDawg

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My 2014 Mock Draft

Yesterday, 09:39 AM

Figured I might as well share. I dont know how much you guys will like it, but here we go...

 

I think the top three go in some sort of order Clowney, Robinson, & Bortles/Watkins. I believe QBs will fall hard. 

 

4 - Khalil Mack, LB, Buffalo

I think Mack has the ability to play inside. If he can we fill a major hole, and are running out a starting lineup of Kruger, Mack, Dansby, Sheard with Mingo coming in rotationally. Even if Watkins is there, I just am getting this feeling we wont be taking him. 

 

26 - Xavier Su'a- Filo, OG, UCLA

I think given a competent RG, Schwartz plays much better at the RT spot. If he does not improve on what he did last year we draft a OT early next year or try to pick one up in the free agency. Maybe Reid Fragel could potentially be an answer too (I'm not a homer, I dont even like OSU).

 

35 - Davante Adams, WR, Fresno State

This dude is an absolute monster. Ran a 4.56 at 6'1 212, and also has a 39.5" vertical. His hands are glue. I think he would be a perfect compliment for Josh Gordon and we dont have to use a first rounder on him.

 

71 - Zach Mettenberger, QB, LSU

Finally a QB. Like I said I see QBs falling. Whether that means you believe Mettenberger could find his way into the second round, I think with everyone else falling, we will see him in the third. Could also see Garoppolo here too, but that is doubtful. This gives us another year with Hoyer. If he's good it's not like we invested a ton in Mettenberger so he continues to sit. If he's bad we can see what Mettenberger has and we can still draft a QB early next year since Farmer supposedly loves Mariota. 

 

83 - Jaylen Watkins, CB, Florida

Gives us some more CB depth. Unfortunately he's not a big corner like we're all hoping for, but at 5'11" he would still be one of if not the tallest CB on the roster. 

 

106 - Ahmad Dixon, S, Baylor

Seems to finding his way up the draft board, so he may not even be here at this pick. But it would fill a need at S. He could definitely provide solid depth his rookie year, and maybe find himself starting over Gipson. 

 

127 - Jordan Tripp, LB, Montana

I'm playing Mack at inside backer, and Tripp will be an outside backer for us. He gives us some flexibility next year with Kruger, depending on how he performs this year. 

 

145 - Storm Johnson, RB, UCF

Pretty big back who put up good numbers last year. Shanahan's offense doesn't call for a high pick at RB, and we can use those picks to address more pressing needs. Plus we also signed Ben Tate. Our RBs next year will probably Tate, Johnson, and Lewis, with Edwin Baker fighting for a spott with Lewis. 

 

180 - Brandon Thomas, OG, Clemson

Huge value/upside pick if everything heals right and he is actually available. The torn ACL will drop him down boards, I just dont know if it will be this far. Chris Faulk was also supposedly a 2nd-3rd round pick before he got hurt, and he was found as an UDFA. Maybe Thomas will also free fall.

 

218 - Keith Wenning, QB, Ball State

Even if we sign a QB before the draft, I could still see us drafting 2. I believe if we sign anyone it will be Rex Grossman, and then Wenning and Grossman will duke it out for the 3rd QB spot. 

 

 

Not gonna even try to guess UDFAs, as trying to come up with 7 rounds was pretty hard with at least attempting to be realistic on where people might go. But I think our prime targets for UDFAs will be TEs, Cs, OGs, and DBs. 

 

My theory with this draft is to fill as many needs as possible and give us a chance at finding our FQB without using a real high pick this year. If Hoyer fails and Mettenberger comes in and fails as well. We're going to be in position again next year to draft a top QB. I know everyone was saying that this years was supposed to be good around last years draft, but I do feel that next years will be really good. There will be guys like Winston, Mariota, Petty, and Hundley, that I am pretty sure will come out, that I know of that should go early. If we find ourselves in the playoffs next year we keep building our depth and keep rolling with Hoyer. 


Willis Mcgahee Released

13 June 2013 - 10:00 AM

Not saying we should/will go after him, but it wouldn't overly surprise me if there was interest there with the way RBs have been brought in this offseason.

 

 

THIS JUST IN: The Broncos have released RB Willis McGahee, a league source tells @AdamSchefter.

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Browns Meeting With Winston Justice

29 April 2013 - 02:34 PM

http://profootballta...inston-justice/

 

 

Steelers, Browns meeting with Winston Justice
Posted by Darin Gantt on April 29, 2013, 2:16 PM EDT
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With the draft over, teams which weren’t able to fill specific needs are starting to reach out to free agents.

And according to Adam Schefter of ESPN, former Colts and Eagles tackle Winston Justice is making a quick tour. He’s scheduled to meet the Steelers today and the Browns on Wednesday.

Justice is an acceptable player, starting 12 games for the Colts last year, but was displaced in Indianapolis when they backed the truck up for Gosder Cherilus. He played his first six years in the league for the Eagles.

The Browns barely drafted anyone, and didn’t add any offensive line help until the seventh round. That’s more than Pittsburgh did, however, and they need some depth there.

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Wonder if we are looking into Eric Winston as well then at all? I don't think Justice is a G. I think this is solely as a backup, but Eric Winston would be a lot more expensive. I also wonder if we will take a look at Kerry Rhodes or Quinton Jammer. 


2014 Qbs

28 April 2013 - 11:33 AM

Not saying we will draft one, and Weeden has my full support but next years class could* feature some good big and/or athletic QBs.

 

Teddy Bridgewater* Louisville

Tajh Boyd Clemson

Johnny Manziel* Texas A&M

Logan Thomas Virginia Tech

Braxton Miller* Ohio State

Aaron Murray Georgia

AJ McCarron Alabama

 

Bridgewater, Boyd, Thomas an Miller all would be comparable to Cam Newton IMO, and no, it's not because they are black. They are all big-bodied QBs with strong arms, and they have the athletic ability to make something with a broken play.

 

6'5" 245 - 4.59 40

6'3" 220 - 4.54 40

6'1" 215 - 4.68 50

6'6" 260 - 4.56 40

6'2" 215 - 4.46 40 

 

Cam Newton is a rare breed, but this guys are the closest to his measurables since Cam came out. 

 

Chud might want his guy after this year, or he might not, but it's possible to get someone close to Cam in next years draft. 

 

 


Draft Thoughts

25 April 2013 - 07:29 AM

Alright I'll start it

 

  • Mel Kiper has stupid hair
  • Geno Smith is about the only player the Browns could take at 6 that would really tick me off to no end based on the multiple players that have been mocked to us (Jordan/Ansah/Milliner/Warmack/Cooper/Eifert/Austin/Star/Floyd/Mingo).
  • Ahtyba Rubin has been our biggest steal since the return
  • Tim Couch has NOT been our biggest bust since the return (Courtney Brown)
  • Bud Light Draft is better than Bud Light cans/bottles
  • I love it when the fans boo Goodell as he walks up to announce picks
  • The draft was funner when it was only Saturday and Sunday
  • I get more excited for the Draft than I do for the Superbowl
  • Had LeBron played football, he still would have been a top 10 pick at his position WR/TE
  • Joe Thomas has been our best pick since the return

 

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