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Impact Rookies: Josh Gordon, Travis Benjamin, Mitchell Schwartz, Brandon Weeden, Trent Richardson, John Hughes, Billy Winn, James-Michael Johnson, L.J. Fort, Trevin Wade
Despite struggling through another losing season, the Cleveland Browns future looks bright because of its 2012 draft class. They added potential top-end talents like Josh Gordon and Trent Richardson, as well as good rotational players like Billy Winn and John Hughes.
However, the long-term success of this class depends on the development of quarterback Brandon Weeden. Cleveland added him to the mix because it felt he had the potential to be the long-term starter.
His season so far has actually been very solid. Weeden has made his share of mistakes, but he also isn't getting a lot of help. It's tough for a young quarterback to have to deal with a young and inconsistent wide receiver group.
There's no telling where his future will lead, but he's done enough to earn another year as the starter.
I can't talk about this draft class without mentioning the late-round value of the group. Winn, James-Michael Johnson, John Hughes and Trevin Wade are all players that should stick on the roster. Johnson has already shown he has the ability to be a long-term starter at linebacker.