Requiring a dominant pass-rusher for Ray Horton's 3-4 defense means that the Browns were paying extra close attention to the outside linebackers and defensive ends over the weekend.
Possible sixth-overall pick Jarvis Jones did not compete in any drills due to his primary focus at Lucas Oil Stadium of undergoing medical exams for his spinal stenosis.
Another often mentioned first-round choice for the Browns is DE/OLB Damontre Moore from Texas A&M.
The Aggie disappointed in the power department, only benching 225 pounds 12 times and placed 22nd in the 40-yard dash with a 4.95 time. He also pulled up lame in the second 40 attempt, clutching his hamstring.
Moore is a proven quarterback attacker, but his combine results may force the Browns scouting staff to reassess if he has the strength and motor needed to succeed in Horton's system.
Undergoing shoulder surgery next week certainly did not slow down hybrid defender Dion Jordan.
The Oregon Duck could leap up into a top-10 pick and should really interest the Browns following a terrific combine showing.
Putting up one of the fastest 40 times (4.69 seconds) was just the beginning. He excelled in both defensive end and linebacker drills.
NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock commented, "When I see (Jordan) play I see a young Aldon Smith...he needs to gain 20 pounds."
Versatility, check. Athleticism, check. Gets after the QB, check. Outside of needing to bulk up his 6'6", 248-pound body what isn't to like about him joining Cleveland's new aggressive multi-front 'D'?
Raw, athletic and unlimited potential are all words that describe Ezekiel "Ziggy" Ansah. The pride of Brigham Young only started playing football when he arrived at the college from Ghana and was originally on the track and field team.
Ziggy's solid 4.74 second 40 and smooth footwork during drills furthered his draft elevation that started during an impressive Senior Bowl week.
He's less experienced than Dion Jordon, but looks to be much more durable. Could this BYU Cougar jump all the way to No. 6?
Another standout effort came from outside linebacker Jamie Collins who nearly leapt out of the stadium during his 11'7" broad jump.
Collins is projected by CBS Sports as a second-to-third round selection and may have done enough to push himself even higher.
The Southern Mississippi senior also was one of the top combine performers in the 40-yard dash, vertical jump and three-cone drill.
Someone that Joe Banner and Michael Lombardi should keep an eye on for sure.
Defensive backs do not hit the field until Tuesday morning. Be sure to check out my new complete Cleveland Browns mock draft this Wednesday.
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