CEO Joe Banner has said the Browns aren't in a rush to fill every need this year. Tell that to Baltimore, who lost a ton of players but seemed to plug every hole.
In any event, it wasn't a bad first draft for the new regime. Barkevious Mingo is definitely a boom-or-bust proposition, yet in Ray Horton's 3-4 outfit, his bend off the edge, length and explosiveness should allow him to thrive.
However, was it worth a No. 6 overall pick on Mingo, especially since he may not even start right away? Time will tell on the LSU product.
San Diego State CB Leon McFadden was a valuable commodity in Round 3. He figures to start opposite of Joe Haden in Week 1, with the speedy Buster Skrine moving to the inside.
DE/OLB Armonty Bryant is an intriguing prospect from a Division II school from Round 6, yet it's difficult to figure out where he will fit with all the new pass-rushers the Browns have added. Safety Jamoris Slaughter is coming off of an Achilles injury, but he will hopefully start at free safety over the struggling Eric Hagg and 2012 undrafted free agent Tashaun Gipson.
Picks were acquired for next year's draft, and it's not as if the Browns are mailing in the impending season. Also included was the trade for WR Davone Bess and last year's supplemental selection of No. 1 wideout Josh Gordon, which was a 2013 second-round choice.
There isn't much reason to think that Cleveland is all that much closer to contending, though.