Though Mike Lombardi is the Cleveland Browns general manager, no draft pick could have been made without the assistance of CEO Joe Banner. The two are the latest decision-makers in Cleveland tasked with turning the franchise around.
Lombardi and Banner have said they want to build the team through the draft, but it's looking like they meant the 2014 draft, not 2013. In the first five rounds, they made just two picks—in Rounds 1 and 3—with their second (wisely) used to take receiver Josh Gordon in the 2012 supplemental draft and their Rounds 4 and 5 picks traded for picks in Rounds 3 and 4 in 2014.
In Round 1, the Browns got a premier speed pass-rusher in Barkevious Mingo and took a needed cornerback in Round 3, San Diego State's Leon McFadden.
Needs Met: First-round quality pass-rusher, cornerback, second-round 2013 wide receiver in 2012.
Value and Depth: The value the Browns got will be seen in 2014, when they add another third- and fourth-round pick to their arsenal in trade for fourth- and fifth-rounders in 2013.
Strong safety Jamoris Slaughter, taken in Round 6, is coming off a torn Achilles tendon but has special teams talent, and seventh-round defensive end Armonty Bryant is a top-100 talent with character issues that dragged his stock down.
Boom/Bust Potential: CB Leon McFadden, who appears better suited for the slot, may be starting on the outside with Joe Haden.