It's Never Too Early to Look at the 2011 NFL Draft

Having an NFL Draft hangover? Have you pored over so much information regarding the 2010 NFL Draft that you feel like your brain is melting out of your ears? Why not try getting a head start on the 2011 draft?

NFL Mocks has started the fun by putting out its first 2011 Big Board, with Washington quarterback Jake Locker at the top of the list. It is obviously way too early to tell how this will all shake out, but Browns fans should keep their eyes on the linebackers, wide receivers, and Ohio State offensive guard Justin Boren. This could all change, especially on the production of guys like Mohamed Massaquoi and Brian Robiskie, but it might be hard for the Browns to pass on a stud offensive lineman.

Where the Browns pick will obviously play a big role as well. Is it inconceivable to think the Browns could win seven or eight games and possibly pick outside the top ten? A lot has to fall into place, and that schedule has to end up being easier than it seems right now, but it’s not impossible.

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  • JimmyDiDago

    I’ve felt all along that this draft is where the Brown’s should have tried to find their QB of the future. I also believe that that was the plan by H2M all along even with Holmy’s belief in Colt. But you have to take a flyer on a kid like him with the 85th pick.
    Colt’s got a future in the NFL most assuredly, but I also see him as solid back up/ spot starter in the mold of Bruce Gradkowski as many wonks have stated.
    With that said, don’t be suprised if Heckert uses his rank next year and draft another QB. Ryan Mallet or Pat Devlin being the obvious choices still available.
    But more than likely we will see our franchise WR taken here or a DE/DT which are just as plentiful.
    It will not be a reach to think we’ll have another pick in the 10-15 slot and maybe even a top 10.
    Players, IMO, that fans should keep track of this year consist of the following :
    1. Michael Floyd, WR, N.Dame – with Green and J.Jones a tick ahead of him, he should be available in the 10- 15 slot.
    2. Marcel Dareus, DT, Fla.St.(?) – It will be imperative to replace either Rogers or R.Smith in this draft.
    3. Robert Quinn, DT, N.Caro.
    4. Greg Romeus, DE, Pitt
    5. Cam Heyward, DE, Ohio St.
    6. Greg Jones, LB, Mich.St. – ILB will certainly need addressed and this draft will be weak in that regard.
    7. Justin Boren, G, Ohio St. – Could be our next RG and eventual replacement for Steinbach.
    8. Jared Crick, DT, Nebr. – May step into Suh’s spot at NT thus giving us a two dimensional down lineman. May be had in the second, also.
    9. Jonathan Baldwin, WR, (?) – Big and fast with good hands How would you like to see two big WR’s at the same time provided Mitchell pans out. Can anyone say Rice/ Taylor?. May be had in the second, also.
    10. Mallet or Devlin – H&H will have the Colt equation figured out by now.
    If it were today, I’d have to say Greg Jones. We’ll need a stud ILB and again there’s a huge drop off after him.