If I could be handed the reigns for Saturday's draft, this is how I would handle the Cleveland Browns draft board. Remember our defense wasn't that bad last year, the offense put them in a lot of tough spots. Especially after not scoring a touchdown in six games. Now also keep in mind, this is based off mock drafts and possible trade rumors.
1. I would immediately take the New York Giants up on the trade for Braylon Edwards, and receive the second and fith-round picks along with Dominic Hixon if the offer is still on the table.
3. Sign Unrestricted free agent quarterback Rex Grossman.
These three deals give us No. 5, No. 36, No. 45(NYG), No. 50, and No. 52(NYJ).
So here's what the depth chart looks like:
QB - Brady Quinn, Rex Grossman (UFA)
RB - Jamal Lewis, Jerome Harrison, Noah Herron
FB - Lawrence Vickers
TE - Steve Heiden, Robert Royal, Martin Rucker
WR - Dominic Hixon (NYG Trade), Kenny Britt (second round - No. 50)
WR - David Patten, Josh Cribbs, Paul Hubbard, Syndric Steptoe
RT - Eugene Monroe (first round - No. 5)
RG - Eric Steinbach
C - Alex Mack (second round - No. 36)
LG - Ryan Tucker
LT - Joe Thomas
LDE - Corey Williams
NT - Shaun Rogers
RDE - Jarron Gilbert (second round - No. 45 from NYG), Robaire Smith
OLB - Kamerion Wimbley, David Bowens
ILB - D'Qwell Jackson, Eric Barton
CB - Eric Wright, Brandon McDonald, Hank Poteat, Corey Ivy
FS - Brodney Pool
SS - Patrick Chung (second round - No. 52 from NYJ)
Is it likely to work out this way? No, probably not, but who knows? Maybe this will find its way onto the screen of Eric Mangini and it'll put some ideas in his head.
Feel free to debate, I'm always up for ideas.
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