Should The Browns Draft a RB?

Aaron ConklinContributor IApril 16, 2009

CLEVELAND - SEPTEMBER 16:  Jamal Lewis #31 of the Cleveland Browns wipes the sweat from his face during the NFL game against the Cincinnati Bengals at the Cleveland Browns Stadium on September 16, 2007 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

As I watch the talking heads on all the other sports shows on national television, they act as if the Browns have no prayer to make any kind of splash this year.

Me? I am a believer in my Browns.

Yes they are making trades and others moves that might look on paper as not the smartest decisions, but we do have to give Mangini, and the rest of his staff that he put in place enough time to turn our misfortunes in Cleveland into a winning city again.

Our schedule this year is really not as bad as it looks. Yes there are some games on our list that every fan is saying "oh boy," this is going to be train wreck.

We have a team that needs to get a running back in this draft.

We can not expect Jerome Harrison to spell Jamal to give the game that type of change of pace that we are so lacking in our offensive scheme right now.

My personal pick would come during the second round, with my choice being LeSean McCoy out of the University of Pittsburgh.

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LeSean has the ability to come out of the backfield with some elusiveness and vision to make some big plays in the open field.  Everyone who is a Cleveland Browns fan knows that we need this type of back in our backfield.

With the recent rumblings of Braylon Edwards being traded to the Giants, what other offensive threats do we really have?

And with the Browns being in the AFC North, our conference is a smashmouth, run the ball down your throat division. If we are not going to have any receivers to throw to, why not at least have our backs carry the load for a season?

And that is why I feel we need to get a back in the draft.

Go Browns!

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