I originally intended this article to be my mock draft 3.0 since the bulk of meaningful free agency is over and the draft is now looming around the corner, but as I was preparing for the article, I started thinking about the draft and the similarities between this year and every other year.
Every year we get caught up in the moment, each of us with our strong opinions of what the Browns should in the draft, and forget how we all felt the same way last year and the year before and for the most part things didn't pan out the exact way we expected them to.
Sure there have been picks that were more obvious than other ones, but for the most part, none of the mock drafts posted anywhere are really even close to what actually happens on draft day. If you would get three picks right in a draft, I might ask you to guess the lottery numbers for me.
My point is that it's fun to opine about what players the Browns should target or what positions of need should be prioritized, but in the end we're all probably going to be in for a certain amount of surprise, so getting overly attached to our opinions is probably a poor investment of our energies.
Don't get me wrong, I'm still going to post another mock draft, probably two, but I can't claim to know with any certainty what specifically will transpire.
After thinking this, I started thinking about what I actually felt I could predict with any amount of confidence and made a list.