Two Rd. NFL Mock Draft: All Offense Version
Nov 29, 2014; Louisville, KY, USA; Louisville Cardinals wide receiver DeVante Parker (9) runs the ball against the Kentucky Wildcats during the second half at Papa John
As promised we continue to show you some of the options the Cleveland Browns will have in the NFL Draft. We have given you the all defense NFL Mock Draft, the quarterback and his weapons NFL Mock Draft and now we go to the all offense version. In this version we focus on improving the offense with the assumption that both Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston, the two QBs that most believe are the only ones worth a 1st Round pick.
The Browns have a solid foundation for their offense with at least 4 of their 5 offensive line positions filled well, some might disagree that Mitchell Schwartz fits that group but at worst he is a really good right guard. They have their running backs of the future with Isaiah Crowell, Terrance West and Glenn Winston as well as slot receiver Andrew Hawkins. Taylor Gabriel showed a ton of talent as the speed, outside receiver in his rookie year after going undrafted.
The Browns have need on offense at receiver, tight end, fullback and depth on the offensive line. Jordan Cameron could leave via free agency and Josh Gordon is suspended for a year. We saw last season how delicate the offensive line was when Alex Mack went down with injury.
The upcoming NFL Draft has depth on both the offensive and defensive lines and at receiver. The tight end position is limited and fullbacks most often go undrafted or are drafted late in the NFL Draft.
Given all of that here is our Two Round NFL Mock Draft: All Offense Version:
Devante Parker is joined by Kevin White and Amari Cooper as the three top receivers in this draft. Some analysts have Cooper on top, others White while a few have Parker there. Parker seems to be the most likely to fall to #12 with the Minnesota Vikings, at #11, the biggest competition for his services given his time with Teddy Bridgewater in college.
Parker is a big 6’3″ receiver who has speed and size to win on the outside. His ability to run routes is good and his hands are excellent. He may not possess elite speed but he has enough to make a big impact in the NFL. He needs to add a bit of strength to his frame but would be able to walk in right away and compete.
For the Browns Parker will take over the outside role that Gordon played. He can make plays over the middle but is more likely to make plays on the sidelines leaving room for Hawkins and others over the middle. With him and Gabriel on the outside the middle of the field will often be open for plays to be made.
Next: So What Offensive Players Goes at #19 and 43?