2012 NFL Draft: Cleveland Browns Positional Mock Draft

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2012 NFL Draft: Cleveland Browns Positional Mock Draft
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2010 7th overall pick Joe Haden immediately ingratiated himself to Browns fans.

"Men and nations behave wisely once they've exhausted all the other alternatives."- Abba Eban

The Cleveland Browns entered the 2012 offseason with needs at nearly every position but left tackle and center. GM Tom Heckert and President Mike Holmgren accomplished assignment numero uno when they locked down middle linebacker D'Qwell Jackson to a five year, $42 million contract.

Jayme Mitchell disappointed at defensive end in 2011 with an anemic 1.5 sacks in 14 starts, while ranking consistently near the bottom among DE's against the run to boot. The Browns addressed that issue with a two-pronged approach, acquiring run-stopping extraordinaire Frostee Rucker and third-down pass-rusher Juqua Parker.

The Browns then filled out their reserves on defensive and offensive line by rewarding performance in-house, but primary needs remain at right tackle, running back, wide receiver, outside linebacker, guard and quarterback.

This mock draft considers the Browns' options by a positional, as opposed to pick-by pick basis. 

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