The 2010 Draft: Could Be A Bright Future For The Browns

Nicolas SouleContributor IMay 16, 2010

BEREA, OH - MAY 01: T.J. Ward #2 of the Cleveland Browns talks with Joe Haden #5 during rookie mini camp at the Cleveland Browns Training and Administrative Complex on May 1, 2010 in Berea, Ohio.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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After about a month and a clear head. I've decided to reflect the Browns 2010 draft. I think they did a good job getting team needs and depth. So here's what I think about the players.

1st round (7) Joe Haden CB- At first I was a little disapointed Earl Thomas wasn't picked. But after I thought about it. I think this was a great pick. This guy has a lot of potential and in the division they are in they need a physical corner opposite of Eric Wright and can learn a lot from him and Sheldon Brown.

2nd round (38) TJ Ward FS- At first I was thinking, who's that? After I did my research on him. I think this guy can do very well with some good coaching. He's very physical and can be good stoping the run.

2nd round (59) Montario Hardesty RB- I was disapointed at first because McCoy was still available. But since McCoy was selected in the 3rd this made me very happy about his pick. I think Hardesty needs some more work but with the RBs the Browns already have, I think he can learn a lot from them. He's a physical runner which the Browns need in divison with solid defenses.

3rd round (85) Colt McCoy QB- I was very happy about this pick. I think this guy has a lot of potential and he's a winner, which is what the Browns need. McCoy has very good accuracy and fits the Browns system very well. With the veteran QB already on the roster, McCoy can learn a lot this year.

3rd round (92) Shawn Lauvao OT/G- I was glad the Browns were able to pick up someone that can replace Hadnot at the right guard position. I think he can do well playing guard.

5th round (160) Larry Asante SS- I liked this pick. I think he can develop into good safety and can play well in coverage.

6th round (177) Carlton Mitchell WR- This guy has a lot of potential. I was surprised he was still available. He has good size and speed. With a big question mark at WR, I think this guy can help out a lot.

6th Round (186) Clifton Geathers DE- Geathers is a very large man. At 6'7" and very long arms. He's fits very well in the Browns 3-4 defense. He still needs a lot of coaching, but he has a lot of upside.

After looking at the draft, I think the Browns did a very good job. They addressed team needs. They were able to get another CB and 2 safeties, which were much needed. I was glad they were able to get a physical runner and a guard that will fill a hole on the right side. The Browns finally get a talented QB with a bright future ahead of him. The Browns fill a need on the DL which they badly needed. I think Carlton Mitchell will be like Mohamed Massaquoi was last season. Both are vertical threats and will play well together. I still would like another veteran WR that can help Mitchell and Massaquoi but at the same time can still make plays.

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