Let's wrap up with a few closing thoughts.
First, this was my first mock draft, and I tried to compensate for where the player is ranked at his position keeping in mind what round I picked him in.
It'll be interesting to see if I even get a few right. That's the fun in these things, though. Obviously Holmgren will pick better candidates if they are there.
Second, as much as I love—and I've commented on other people's drafts about this—the idea of drafting Colt McCoy and Jordan Shipley, I still can't help but love the idea of Tim Tebow wearing Cleveland brown and orange.
Tebow is a great athlete, a hard worker, and a leader I would want on my team, but I believe the same to be true about Colt McCoy. I'm really excited to see what quarterback Cleveland drafts in a few weeks.
Third, four offensive players and six defensive players were picked in this mock draft. That will undoubtedly not be the case come draft day. I would guess Holmgren has in mind a few guys that he specifically wants, and what Holmgren wants, he will get.
As many others have said, there will probably be a trade or two so that Holmgren's hunger for premier talent is satisfied.
Fourth, speaking of trades, the Browns could easily trade down from the seventh pick, nab a couple other picks and still manage to get Earl Thomas. In a draft that is this deep and talented, that could prove to be well worth it.
Maybe if they could get another second somehow, they could get someone like Sergio Kindle at inside linebacker. Regardless, the more help, the better. Cleveland Browns: Trade down!
Fifth, I kept wanting to change a few picks (Anthony McCoy, move certain people up/down) but decided to leave it as is. I could probably keep changing my mind on picks until kingdom come.
Finally, thanks for reading this mock draft. It was fun looking through the players and trying to find a good fit for the Browns.
If you haven't done a mock draft yourself, I would highly suggest taking the time to sit down and do it. You can learn a lot about the players in this year's draft, not to mention some of the conflicts between needs and wants (i.e. Tebow).
As an Ohio State guy, I really wanted to draft Thaddeus Gibson and Kurt Coleman, but I chose to take a more realistic approach with the picks that Cleveland has.
Thanks again for reading!