2011 NFL Mock Draft: Cleveland Browns 7-Round Projection

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2011 NFL Mock Draft: Cleveland Browns 7-Round Projection
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The Brown's will ask a lot from McCoy this year.

The Cleveland Browns enter year two of the Mike Holmgren regime with a few reasons to be hopeful.

Colt McCoy came along near the back end of the season and showed some flashes of potential. The running game was shockingly good, as well as Peyton Hillis run to being one of the best backs in football. This year they will have Montario Hardesty back from injury and it should only help the Brown’s running attack. The team had solid contribution from Ben Watson at tight end, however, he is aging and the Browns will certainly need to find someone to replace him with.

On the defensive side of the ball, the Browns are very hit-or-miss. The secondary is stronger than it has been, as Joe Haden should only get better. They will need to find some help at the safety position to go along with T.J. Ward, who is emerging as a great NFL safety. The biggest concern on defense is the defensive line. The Browns need a new tackle to replace Shaun Rogers and could use some quality pass rushers on the outside of the line.

The Browns have a pick in every round, and two in the sixth. Look for the Browns to address the defensive line early in the first three rounds, while still finding a receiving threat to give Colt McCoy.

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