Our guys over at NFL Mocks have begun reviewing past drafts and, since four years have passed, thought it would be an apt time to look back at the 2006 NFL Draft. The Browns are given a C- which is hard to argue with, although there are players in that draft class who are beginning to finally flourish with the team. One of those players is running back Jerome Harrison, who, in the last few games of last season, was a dominating force. Here is what NFL Mocks has to say about Harrison:
Until late last season Harrison was a decent 3rd down back fighting for carries. In the last three games of the season he compiled 561 yards with 286 of those yards coming against the lackluster Kansas City Chiefs defense…This draft grade will significantly improve if Jerome Harrison can build off of the momentum he built at the end of last season.
No arguing there. More importantly, fullback Lawrence Vickers was also a member of that draft class, and he has developed into one of the premier fullbacks in the league. Kamerion Wimbley and D’Qwell Jackson were also drafted in 2006, though Wimbley has already been traded and Jackson has been fighting injuries that kept him out most of 2009.