Browns Address Areas of Need on Day Three of the 2010 NFL Draft


The Browns added more depth to some thin positions on day three of the 2010 NFL Draft. Here is a quick recap of the Browns selections from rounds 5 and 6:

In the 5th round with the 29th pick (160th overall) the Browns added more secondary help in S Larry Asante from Nebraska.

With two 6th round picks at their disposal, the Browns selected WR Carlton Mitchell out of South Florida with the 8th pick (177th overall), and then took DE Clifton Geathers from South Carolina with the 17th pick (186th overall).

In three seasons at Nebraska, Asnate started 36 of 39 games, while compiling 15 PBU, and 3 INT. He also received first team All-Big 12 honors this past season. Asante will provide depth at the safety position, something the Browns greatly needed.

The theme of the 6th round was size, as Mitchell checks in at 6’3″, 215 lbs, and Geathers is listed at 6’7″, 299 lbs. Mitchell set a number of records during his time at USF, including most receiving yards for a season and for a career, 706 and 1,648 respectively. Geathers, a long athletic defensive end, totaled 12 TFL and 6 sacks during the past two seasons for the Gamecocks.