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This is the reason for the season, Cleveland
Round 1: RB Trent Richardson, Alabama, A+
The Browns did everything they could to get their man and they succeeded. There's no better player for the Browns in this draft—he's a game-changer.
Round 1: QB Brandon Weeden, Oklahoma State, C
The grade is for where Weeden was picked and not Weeden himself; if he takes the starting job from Colt McCoy, he'll be a major upgrade.
Round 2: OT Mitchell Schwarts, California, B+
It's a home-run pickup as far as filling the hole at right tackle, but he loses a few points because there's no other position he can play on the offensive line.
Round 3: DT John Hughes, Cincinnati, C
A bit of an overdraft here, but he's a running back-eating defensive lineman, and that's what the Browns sorely needed.
Round 4: WR Travis Benjamin, Miami, B
The Browns may have needed to go with a receiver earlier, but Travis Benjamin is incredibly fast and is comparable in skill to DeSean Jackson.
Round 4: LB James-Michael Johnson, Nevada, A
Another run-stopper for the Browns here, James-Michael Johnson is a fabulous fourth round pick.
Round 5: OG Ryan Miller, Colorado, A-
Ryan Miller can play all around the line, which makes him a quintessential depth addition, and his talent rates far above his draft position.
Round 6: LB Emmanuel Acho, Texas, B+
Acho has some speed to penetrate through offensive linemen and hit the quarterback, but he's of best use to the Browns as another run-stopper. Great tackling is a plus.
Round 6: DE Billy Winn, Boise State, B
Winn is a crazy-versatile defensive lineman who, again, will boost the run defense. Remember: Cleveland gave up 147 yards per game on the ground last year but otherwise had a top 10 defense.
Round 7: CB Trevin Wade, Arizona, C
Trevin Wade is a developmental prospect who may have some value in the nickel. But if he does anything this year, it will be on special teams.
Round 7: FB Brad Smelley, Alabama, B
Brad Smelley is not a lead blocker for tailbacks. He's more of an h-back who the Browns are likely hoping to use as a tight end in the mold of the New England Patriots' Aaron Hernandez.
Overall Draft Grade: B