The first day of the 2011 NFL Draft was a day of maneuvering and pick-stockpiling for the Cleveland Browns, until they selected defensive tackle Phil Taylor to beef up the inside of the defensive line.
On Day 2, the Browns made sure to address some of the team’s biggest needs in the defensive line and receiving corps. The team drafted defensive end Jabaal Sheard, out of Pittsburgh, with the 37th overall pick. With the 59th selection (also in the second round), the Browns finally took a wide receiver in Greg Little of North Carolina.
More to come on these picks later, but what we’re looking at is a group of guys who are going to get a real chance to make a difference in their rookie seasons, much like last year’s class.