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2012 Picks: Trent Richardson, Brandon Weeden, Mitchell Schwartz, John Hughes, Travis Benjamin, James-Michael Johnson, Ryan Miller, Emmanuel Acho, Billy Winn, Trevin Wade and Brad Smelley
The Plain Dealer expects Brandon Weeden to be named the starting quarterback within the first couple days of training camp. However, that might be tough if he isn't signed by the time training camp opens. At this point, Weeden remains unsigned because he is seeking a four-year, fully guaranteed deal.
Eventually this will get worked out, but any missed time will hurt his readiness for the opening of the season.
There's no question Trent Richardson will be the opening-day starter and ready to carry the load. The Cleveland Browns have no choice but to make him the focal point of their offense. He's the most talented playmaker on the roster.
James-Michael Johnson appears poised to open the season as one of the starting linebackers. He is taking the spot left open by Scott Fujita's suspension, but Johnson is talented enough to keep a starting job even when Fujita returns. Expect Johnson to quickly prove to be one of the bigger steals in this draft.
The lack of talk surrounding Travis Benjamin suggests he currently isn't in the running to win the No. 3 receiver role.
With Phil Taylor out with an injury, John Hughes and Billy Winn will have an opportunity to earn a spot in the defensive tackle rotation. I'm a big fan of Winn's and feel that he could really surprise some people this season. He's a real disruptive player who makes a lot of plays behind the line of scrimmage.
The reason Cleveland selected Mitchell Schwartz in the second round is because it lacked great options at right tackle. This means it will take some real struggles during training camp for Schwartz not to begin the season as the starter.