Cleveland Browns: Redrafting the past five first-rounds

CARSON, CA - DECEMBER 31: Derek Carr (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - DECEMBER 31: Derek Carr (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images) /
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2014, Round 1, Pick 22

Original Pick: Johhny Manziel, Quarterback, Texas A&M

Updated Pick: Derek Carr, Quarterback, Fresno State

Obviously the Johnny Football experiment didn’t work out. Having Carr come in and play would have been a lot more productive for Cleveland and may have put us in a different spot than we are currently.

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Also, some may say drafting Jimmy Garopollo here would have been better than Carr, but I am not convinced that he would be any good in the NFL if he didn’t sit behind Brady to start his career.

2015, Round 1, Pick 12

Original Pick: Danny Shelton, Defensive Tackle, Washington

Updated Pick: Marcus Peters, Cornerback, Washington

I will say that I was a fan of Shelton, but considering in this scenario we would have had Aaron Donald, there would have been no reason to draft Shelton with the 12th pick. Peters has also been a stand out corner who would have complemented Joe Haden through his time in Cleveland.

2015, Round 1, Pick 19

Original Pick: Cameron Erving, Offensive Tackle, Florida State

Updated Pick: Shane Ray, Defensive End, Missouri

I think all Browns’ fans agree that Erving did not even come close to performing at his full potential. So now with the 19th pick the Browns address their pass rush and take Ray, who is physical and fast off the edge and creates match-up problems when paired with Donald.