Todd McShay's 2014 NFL Mock Draft 3.0

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Feb 22, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine speaks at the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

Todd McShay has come out with his third draft of his 2014 NFL Mock Draft this morning (Insider, $). While many things can change between now and May, McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. give interesting looks at who they think the teams should take and why. We will take a look at the Cleveland Browns two First Round picks nad how McShay sees Ray Farmer and Mike Pettine working together to improve the team.

Dec 31, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) reacts on the sideline against the Duke Blue Devils during the first quarter in the 2013 Chick-fil-a Bowl at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

4 – Johnny Manziel Cleveland Browns (4-12) COLLEGE: Texas A&M AGE: 21 HT: 5-11 WT: 207 POS: QB

Analysis: The mantra for the Browns is the same as for the Jaguars: take the best available QB. They’ll be pulling hard for Clowney and Robinson to be among the top three picks so they have some choices here, but in this scenario the only guy among our first round-worthy QBs is Manziel. I don’t know if he’s an ideal fit or if he’d be the Browns’ first choice, but I’m not worried about his size or arm strength as it relates to playing in cold weather. If I had to rank the top three QBs in terms of arm strength, I’d go Bridgewater, Manziel and Bortles, without much difference among the three. And Manziel’s 9 7/8-inch hands are plenty big enough to grip the ball in cold weather.

McShay has the Browns taking whatever QB is available. With Bridgewater and Bortles off the board that means that Manziel is the pick. For this draft the Browns would have the option of Sammy Watkins and Greg Robinson but McShay has decided a QB is the pick no matter what. The only way McShay would have a non-QB here is if all 3 were off the board. Its interesting, and appreciated, that McShay ranks the Browns QB options. Many think Bortles, with his size and athletic ability, fits in the AFC North style and need. Manziel’s hand size can be used to show that he can fit in the cold weather but his overall build brings up concerns for durability.
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