There is no Von Miller, A.J. Green, Julio Jones or even J.J. Watt in this year's pool of college players. In one word, it can be described as underwhelming, compared to recent classes before. There are a few that will be coveted like Andrew Luck and Matt Kalil, the best at each of their positions, but neither will be a Brown come Draft Day 2012.
For the Browns' sake, preliminary opinions of draft classes, or player grades for that matter, hold little weight and rarely play out accordingly. Sure many players that expected to be stars become them, and some become busts. But there are quite a few, little known dark horses, that become very good players. Heck, a handful will be that "diamond in the rough."
General manager Tom Heckert has already proven his worth as a talent evaluator. He's hit on each of his first two picks the past two years, selecting Joe Haden and T.J. Ward, along with Phil Taylor and Jabaal Sheard, respectively.
So what will this year bring us?