Round 1, Pick No. 4: Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M
At this point, I'm buying Glazer's report that the Browns are not taking Manziel. Robinson will probably be gone by No. 4, and if he is, that leaves Evans as the most likely option.
Evans isn't the dynamic player Watkins is, but he is a big, vertical threat, and Cleveland is rumored to like him. Opposite Gordon, Evans could be a terrific weapon in Cleveland, regardless of who the quarterback is.
Round 1, Pick No. 26: Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville
This one could require a trade up, but the Browns aren't going to wait long before drafting a quarterback, and Bridgewater is a steal outside of the top 10. Though he lacks great vertical ability, Bridgewater can spread the ball around with accuracy.
Bridgewater could join the Browns and immediately compete with Hoyer for the starting job. Even if he wouldn't immediately start, Bridgewater would give Cleveland a long-term option.
Round 2, Pick No. 37: Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State
Though he wasn't great in 2013, Roby still has plenty of potential. He is a terrific athlete with surprising physicality and toughness.
Cleveland probably has bigger needs than cornerback here, but the value matches up with Roby, from a talent perspective at least. Following a recent DUI arrest, Roby could fall some, but it seems likely that he will go in this general vicinity.
Round 3, Pick No. 71: Trai Turner, OG, LSU
By this point in the draft, there aren't many great options at tackle, but Trai Turner is a potential starter at guard. The 6'3", 310-pounder is big and strong but surprisingly athletic as well.
In the zone-blocking scheme Cleveland is implementing, quickness and footwork are key. Turner is an agile player with quick feet, even though he isn't the prototype zone-blocking-scheme guard. He would provide an upgrade, even as a rookie.
Round 3, Pick No. 83: Kyle Van Noy, LB, BYU
Versatile, Kyle Van Noy is capable of playing inside or outside linebacker. The BYU product is an adept pass-rusher with experience dropping back in coverage and blitzing.
Van Noy fits Pettine's requirement that an inside linebacker be able to blitz and play in coverage. Though he still may need some work in coverage, Van Noy can develop into a solid player against the pass.
Round 4, Pick No. 106: Carl Bardford, LB, Arizona State
Barkevious Mingo, Paul Kruger, Jabaal Sheard and Quentin Groves give the Browns a deep outside linebacker unit. However, Sheard is a free agent after 2014, and Groves is nothing more than depth.
Carl Bradford is a talented pass-rusher with great burst, though he lacks length. Like Van Noy, he has the flexibility to play either inside or outside in a 3-4 scheme. Bradford could start out as a situational pass-rusher, eventually earning more playing time.
Round 4, Pick No. 127: Shaq Evans, WR, UCLA
Cleveland already drafted one wide receiver, but it could use more. At 6'1", 215 pounds, Shaq Evans is a strong, physical receiver with decent athleticism.
It's unlikely that Evans ever develops into a star. However, he could become a solid contributor, especially out of the slot.
Round 5, Pick No. 145: Brock Vereen, S, Minnesota
Tashaun Gipson played well in 2013, but it's difficult to say if he will keep performing at a high level. Regardless of whether Gipson is a long-term solution, the Browns could use more depth at safety.
Brock Vereen is just 6'0", 199 pounds, but he is capable of playing either safety position. In fact, Vereen has even played cornerback, so he could provide depth on the outside. He is an intelligent player with solid range and coverage skills.
Round 6, Pick No. 180: Lache Seastrunk, RB, Baylor
Even after signing Tate, the Browns don't have much depth at running back. Chris Ogbonnaya is a good blocker and receiver, but he isn't much of a runner, and Dion Lewis is difficult to rely on.
Lache Seastrunk is an incredibly explosive running back with the ability to start and stop in an instant. His vision is suspect, however, and he hasn't shown much ability to run inside. With time, though, he could develop into an explosive contributor off the bench.
Round 7, Pick No. 218: Jake Murphy, TE, Utah
Cameron is obviously a good starting tight end. Gary Barnidge and Jim Dray, on the other hand, aren't the most solid of backups. Jake Murphy is a decent athlete with great hands, though he may not be a traditional in-line tight end.
In time, Murphy could work as a decent H-back, catching passes out of the backfield and splitting out. This isn't a wonder solution, but then again, it's the seventh round.