Two Rd. NFL Mock Draft: QB and His Weapons Version
Aug 9, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Cleveland Browns tackle Mitchell Schwartz (72) in a huddle during the first quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports
Yesterday we gave you the Cleveland Browns 2 Round NFL Mock Draft that had the team building the defense. We based that Mock on how the Browns have acted with GM Ray Farmer and HC Mike Pettine at the helm. They have shown in both last year’s NFL Draft and free agency that defense and the run game are vital to them.
However, with only one year history to go on, it is very possible that Farmer and Pettine went after players that they felt were best for the team at the moment. We do not have enough information yet to know if it is a pattern. Last year the Browns focused on defense and the run game, only Johnny Manziel and Andrew Hawkins were brought in with big/high resources to help the passing attack.
So maybe this year the Browns attack the NFL Draft and free agency with urgency towards the offensive side of the ball. The interesting thing is that the Browns have a ton of the positions on that side already answered. They have at least 4 of their 5 offensive linemen that will start next year in Joe Thomas, Joel Bitonio, Alex Mack and Mitchell Schwartz. Many Browns fans do not love Schwartz but, as we have noted in the past, he grades out well at right tackle and has started there through 3 regime changes. Michael Bowie, who we profiled as a Man of Mystery, also is likely to play a big role along with John Greco for that 5th spot. The Browns also love all 3 of their young running backs (Isaiah Crowell, Terrance West and Glenn Winston). Hawkins is a great slot receiver and Taylor Gabriel plays well on the outside, even though his size makes many think he is a slot guy.
So that leaves the Browns with needs at the quarterback, tight end, at least one wide receiver and a fullback. In this Two Round NFL Mock Draft we are able to answer three out of the four needs the team has, and still have 7 picks left to get a fullback and another receiver, as well as help with depth on the offensive line and add more to the defense.
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