Cleveland Browns 7-round mock draft amid coaching search

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ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 26: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announces a pick by the Cleveland Browns during the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft at AT

While the Cleveland Browns have yet to hire a new head coach, it’s still never a bad time to look towards April with this 7-round mock draft.

With all NFL head coaching jobs filled except for the Cleveland Browns, teams have started to turn their attention towards free agency and the draft in April. Even though the head coaching position isn’t filled, however, doesn’t mean it’s a bad time to still look at potential players the team may draft when that role is filled.

While several candidates are off the board, the big fish the Browns wanted from the start are still there in Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski.

Both are highly regarded around the league for their play-calling and are seen in great light to take the lead of an NFL franchise and have success doing it wherever they go. With Cleveland as the only head coaching job left open, one will have to wait another year for their opportunity.

The head coach that’s hired, whether it’s McDaniels, Stefanski, or a dark horse candidate, will have a big impact on not only the roster, but also the front office. The Browns want the head coach to have a hand in picking the next general manager as well.

That decision may have been puzzling a decade ago, but more and more teams have employed this form of structure as of late. It’s great for everyone, as there should be no squabbles about personnel or scheme if the two are on the same page from day one.

With or without a coach, however, the Cleveland Browns have several holes to fill this offseason on their roster. The holes won’t change whether they have a coach or not though, so let’s take a look at this 7-round mock draft to see how the Browns try to fill the holes in the roster while the Haslam’s work to fill the hole in the coaching staff.

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