Cleveland Browns' Mock Draft: One Month Out

Hugh ShannonContributor IMarch 19, 2010

ATLANTA - DECEMBER 31:  Safety Eric Berry #14 of the Tennessee Volunteers takes a breather during the Chick-Fil-A Bowl against the Virginia Tech Hokies at the Georgia Dome on December 31, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia.  The Hokies beat the Volunteers 37-14.  (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)
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With a month before the NFL draft, the Cleveland Browns have had an active offseason.  They have acquired several players to shore up weaknesses mostly on the offensive side of the ball. 

In preparing this mock draft, it would be good to review the offseason transactions to date.

By Trade: QB Seneca Wallace

 

By Free Agent Acquisition: QB Jake Delhomme, QB Tyler Palko, TE Ben Watson, OT Tony Pashos, ILB Scott Fujita

 

 

Round One, Pick 7

S Eric Berry, Tennessee

Berry is a playmaker and game changer.  The Browns should trade down if he is not available.

Round Two, Pick 38

OLB Daryl Washington, TCU

Sergio Kindle would be a great pick here if available.  Smaller, but fast with quick reactions and explosive blitzes, Washington is like a big hitting safety. He is a draft climber. 

Kindle will likely be gone by the second round.

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Round Three, Pick 72

WR Taylor Price, Ohio U

A sharp and precise route runner with great speed (4.41), he is needed in the West Coast offense.

Round Three, Pick 86 (from Oakland for Kamerion Wimbley)

SS Darrell Stuckey, Kansas

Stuckey is an explosive tackler with good size and speed.  His only real weakness is in man coverage. 

Round Three, Pick 93

QB Tony Pike, Cincinnati

As an accurate passer with good reads, he could be the QB of the future Holmgren is looking for.

Round Four, Pick 106

CB Kevin Thomas, USC

Another draft board climber with decent size (6'0", 192) for a corner and good speed with a 4.48 40-yard dash time.


Round Five, Pick 136

DT Linval Joseph, East Carolina

A massive DT at 350 lbs, Joseph needs to work on endurance. But his explosiveness off the snap when he's fresh will occupy double teams. This is helpful in the 3-4.

Round Five, Pick 139

DE CJ Wilson, East Carolina

Quick off the snap with active hands, great strength, and impeccable tackling and technique, Wilson is on the smallish side for DE in 3-4, but still has decent size and speed.

Round Five, Pick 148

ILB Jamar Chaney, Mississippi State

He has good speed posting a 4.54 40-yard dash time and is a disciplined defender in the gaps.  He needs to have better strength and improve his reads.  He could have impact on special teams while growing into the position.

Round Five, Pick 162

OG Marshall Newhouse, TCU

Combine performance has him moving up the boards.  He has great size at 6'4" and 318 and a good first step in run blocking. He needs to work on pulling and trapping and his pass blocking needs more consistent slide step to seal off edge rushes.

Round Six, Pick 180

CB Myron Lewis, Vanderbilt

He has good size and speed for a corner (6'2" and 4.48 40-yard dash time), but he needs work in transition.  With good reads and reactions, and with the size and strength to jam receivers at the line, he will make a good open-field tackler and will be good in run support.


Round Six, Pick 189

RB Andre Dixon, Connecticut

A slow 40-yard dash time at the Combine dropped his value on the draft board, but he could be a sleeper pick in Round Six.