With so many picks, the Browns have the ammunition to move up and down the draft board to get the players they have targeted.
With that in mind, here are 10 bold predictions for the next three days:
Prediction No. One — The Browns Will Be Involved In a First Round Trade
Whether they trade up from no. seven to get Eric Berry, trade down to target a player in the middle of the round, or trade up from the second round for someone else, the Browns will make a trade today.
Prediction No. Two — Expect The Unexpected If The Browns Trade Down
My gut tells me that if the Browns trade into the teens (San Francisco) they will draft Mike Iupati. Holmgren, Heckert, and Mangini all love big lineman, and I believe he is the second best lineman in the draft.
Prediction No. Three — The Browns will not draft one of the "Big Three"
Sam Bradford, Jimmy Clausen and Colt McCoy will all be playing for different teams next year. The only one I can see playing for the Browns is Colt McCoy.
Prediction No. Four — Meet Your Quarterback of The Future
The Browns will draft either Mike Kafka or Matt Nichols.
Prediction No. Five — The Browns Will Not Draft a Linebacker
They have a zillion linebackers on the roster and have already added two starters in the off-season
Prediction No. Six — The Browns Will Draft Two Receivers
Expect a speedy receiver (Jacoby Ford, Brian Price) and a possession receiver (Jordan Shipley, Riley Cooper.)
Prediction No. Seven — The Pick at No. Seven
If the Elite Five (Bradford, Suh, McCoy, Okung, Berry) are off the board and the Browns can't trade down, expect them to draft Dez Bryant.
He is the best remaining player available, and quite frankly fills the biggest need on this team.
Not a popular pick, but it might be the best option.
Prediction No. Eight — The Browns Will Pick No More Than Seven Players
There are only so many roster spots available, so expect the Browns to move up several times by giving up lower round picks.
It is counterproductive to draft 11 players and then turn around and cut five or six when you can get better overall value by making trades.
Prediction No. Nine — At Least One Restricted Free Agent Will Be Traded
The speculation is that D'Qwell Jackson might be on the block, but do not be surprised if one of the other major free agents gets traded (Roth, Vickers, Harrison.)
Prediction No. 10
The Browns will show the strength of the new organization this weekend, and ultimately, become a better team (we hope!)
Final Mock Draft
Here we go with trades:
Round One (13) — Browns Trade Down With San Francisco
Mike Iupati, OG Idaho
Round One (27) — Browns Trade Up With Dallas
Kyle Wilson, CB Idaho State
Round Two (49) — From San Francisco
Taylor Mays, S USC
Round Three (71)
Taylor Price, WR Ohio
Round Three (85) — Fron NE/Oak
Alex Carrington, DE Arkansas State
Round Five (146) — From Den/Det
Riley Cooper, WR Florida
Round Six (177)
Matt Nichols, QB Eastern Washington