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My 2010 Browns Wishlist: Free Agents and Draft Picks

BEREA, OH - MAY 02:  Head coach Eric Mangini of the Cleveland Browns looks on  during rookie mini camp at the Cleveland Browns Training and Administrative Complex on May 2, 2009 in Berea, Ohio.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Mark GoodmanContributor IAugust 2, 2009

As a Browns fan, I am always in the mindset of 'maybe next year.'  With that said, here is my wish list for the 2010 season free agency and NFL Draft pick ups.

  • Antoine Winfield: The veteran cornerback would bring a much needed veteran presence to an extremely young secondary.
  • Troy Smith: He is a quarterback from Cleveland.  A welcome athletic back-up for Quinn and Brett Ratliff (in hopes that Derek Anderson is traded for draft picks)
  • Mike Nugent: A kicker with great power and room to grow.  Dawson could be on his way out of Cleveland soon.

Picking three ex-Buckeyes to start was not my intention going in.

  • LenDale White: With Jamal Lewis aging there will be a need for a strong, smash-mouth RB in White.
  • Steve Breaston: Braylon Edwards will be on his way out of Cleveland and the Browns will be in serious need of wr's. Breaston will also replace Cribbs as a kick-returner if he ends up leaving as well.

DRAFT PICKS

  • Brandon Spikes, MLB, Florida: A hard hitting, fast player with immediate starter implications needed in one of the weakest linebacker corps in the NFL.
  • Zoltan Mesko, P, Michigan: Say what you want, punting is something the Browns will be doing a lot of over the next couple seasons.  Mangini is a ball control/field position coach and having one of the strongest punters with a mid-round pick would be perfect.
  • George Selvie, DE, USF: If Spikes is gone, take Selvie and put him at OLB.  Using him as a 3-4 DE may hurt his potential, but with a 6'4" 250lb body, you never can tell.
  • Jim Cordle, OT, Ohio State: The left side of the line is respectable with Joe Thomas, but putting Jim Cordle in as the RT would add a solid presence that has been lacking in recent years.
  • Jordan Shipley, WR, Texas: Shipley has been Colt McCoy's roommate and main target at Texas for what seems like 10 years.  Shipley's hard-nosed playing ability would be perfect for the Browns.
  • Jacoby Ford, WR, Clemson: Fast, fast, fast. This guy could be the next Devin Hester and if Cribbs leaves, we will need a good returner.

More to come.

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