McLafferty Mocks (himself) the 2014 NFL Draft, Going all 7 Rounds with the Cleveland Browns

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Feb 23, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; USC Trojans wide receiver Marqise Lee participates in a pass catching drill during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Feb 23, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; USC Trojans wide receiver Marqise Lee participates in a pass catching drill during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

It’s time to release my first mock for the Cleveland Browns in the 2014 NFL Draft. I used fanspeak.com/ontheclock (here’s mine) to simulate the draft. From the pick simulator I’m seeing a lot of interesting trade opportunities open. Now this is far from hearing what people will actually do, and even now most of that will change as pro days continue and free agents become available but in all the drafts I grab Sammy Watkins with the #4 pick (which I would love!) Johnny Manziel slipped down to #20 where the Arizona Cardinals took him. Based on these mocks, it definitely opens the door for the Browns to grab Watkins and use the #26 and next year’s #2 (maybe??) to move up and grab him. There’s also the recent resigning of Chad Henne to the Jacksonville Jaguars with ESPN speculating that the Jaguars will now skip over a 1st round Quarterback which might mean Manziel or Blake Bortles could slip all the way to #26. (by the way if you Google Blake Bortles like I did, it’ll just be bikinis. Which was a nice surprise but really? When he look up famous athletes we’re now seeing pictures of their girlfriend’s {not named mind you just Athlete’s girlfriend}. Seems like just a weird place this internet is) Also in this draft I went with Marqise Lee at #26 because I think Lee is a special talent (even though I’d rather grab Hakeem Nicks because of his leadership and experience while also giving us a shot at another playmaker but I’m basing it on us not getting him) who is dropping due to a less than favorable situation in his last year at USC. But I looked real hard at Cyrus Kouandjio who went at #32 to the Seattle Seahawks, only 3 spots ahead of the next Browns’ pick, again opening the possibility of a trade and real flexibility when it comes to that #26 pick. It’s becoming more and more clear the excellence of the T-Rich (rounding up) 3.0 trade.

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