Day Two Talent for the Browns in the 2010 NFL Draft


A glance at the remaining players in this year’s draft reveals a few intriguing possibilities for the Browns and the 6th pick of the 2nd round (38th overall):

Colt McCoy – QB, Texas – Just like I predicted McCoy will be available when the Browns pick in the 2nd round today. The only question that remains is whether Mike Holmgren and Co. prefer McCoy or Jimmy Clausen. McCoy may be the better fit for a West Coast offense, but the only thing that is holding me back from this being a no-brainer is the question of how healthy he is/will be. Don’t forget, Holmgren, not too long ago, compared McCoy to Steve Young and Joe Montana.

Jimmy Clausen – QB, Notre Dame – To say Clausen has fallen in this year’s draft is a bit of an understatement. Yesterday, I was opposed to the Browns selecting Clausen at #7, but oh, the difference a day makes. Besides the outside chance that the Chiefs or Vikings take Clausen, it is very feasible that he will be available when the Browns make their selection, at which point it will come down to either Clausen or Texas QB Colt McCoy.

Sergio Kindle – OLB, Texas – Kindle possess the ideal speed and size to be an OLB in a 3-4 scheme, but the only problem is that he has  limited pass rushing moves, similar to Kamerion Wimbley. The Browns do have a need for more pass rushing outside linebackers, so this move makes sense, but the Wimbley comparisons scare me. Additionally, the Boston Herald is reporting that Kindle fell due to a knee injury which may require sugery.

Taylor Mays – S, Southern California – Mays, a 1st round talent had he declared for the 2009 draft, hurt his stock by going back to school for his senior campaign. Mays is a GREAT athlete who makes some big hits and is solid against the run; the only problem with him is that he is poor in coverage. The Browns have lacked someone in the middle who puts a hurting on receivers, and in the physical AFC North, Mays would be a good fit.

Nate Allen – S, South Florida – Using the same kind of thought as with Mays in continuing to upgrade the secondary, Allen is a bit more of the playmaker. Also like Mays, though, Allen struggles with man-to-man coverage. The Browns still need some secondary help and if they decided to go that route in the 2nd round – and if Mays is already taken – then look for Allen.

Arrelious Benn – WR, Illinois – Benn can be the playmaker at WR that the Browns need. He was the victim of poor QB play this past season, but still managed to put up respectable numbers. However, there are injury concerns that have plagued Benn, which is probably why he is available on day two. And are the Browns really in a position to take yet another 2nd round WR this season? I don’t believe they are.