The Cleveland Browns may have to wait to see the fruits of their labor following the 2013 NFL draft. That might not be what you want to hear after another losing season, but it’s the reality of the situation.
Cleveland came into this year’s draft with multiple needs after another offseason of management shuffling. Not only did it need to address starting positions, it needed to find quality depth across the board.
The new Browns leadership group deferred in the fourth and fifth rounds in order to acquire third- and fourth-round selections in 2014. This may have been initially confusing for some. However, key players were added at positions of need throughout the draft and in the proceeding free-agency period.
A draft can never be fully evaluated until years later, but it doesn’t hurt to take a stab at projecting just how well these rookies are going to perform in the NFL.
The following pages will be just that—a projection of each of the five players whom the Browns drafted this year.