Football Gameplan’s 7 Round Cleveland Browns NFL Mock Draft

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Jan 1, 2014; Orlando, FL, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (7) talks on the bench as the South Carolina Gamecocks beat the Wisconsin Badgers 34-24 in the Capital One Bowl at Florida Citrus Bowl. Mandatory Credit: David Manning-USA TODAY Sports

The Twitter world allows for a great deal of information to be shared, discussed and argued over. Sometimes it is easy to get lost in all the different people you follow and what they have to say. Yet you should always find a few to follow that you learn from, that challenge you or that interact with you in a way to grow whatever it is you are interested in. If you follow me on Twitter (thank you or click the word Twitter to connect with me), you can follow my list of NFL People I Trust. One of those people is Emory Hunt, follow him here, who provides unique insight especially of smaller school prospects. He recently completed a video breakdown of a 7 round mock draft for the Cleveland Browns, you can find it here and I will embed the video at the end of this article. Lets see who he gives the Browns:

#4 – Jadeveon Clowney

He doesn’t lay out how the first 3 picks went in his draft but needless to say the Browns would have some options if Clowney falls to them. They can select him, as Hunt has them doing, and play him all over the field. He can play down at defensive end or up as an outside linebacker in the 3-4 or with his hand in the dirt in a 4-3. On passing downs he has the size to move inside in a 4-3 as well. While many would consider this a luxury pick teams strive when they get the best talent available. After yesterday’s Pro Day many have Clowney going #1 overall.

The other option here for the Browns would be a trade back. They could sell off Clowney to a number of teams starting with the Atlanta Falcons at #6. The biggest question will be how far are they willing to fall back? Could Tampa Bay at #7, the Vikings at #8 or as far down as the pick loaded and ultra aggressive San Francisco 49ers at the bottom of the draft. Would Browns fans lose their mind at another huge trade down that could get the team multiple extra picks all over this years and 2015 draft? Probably. The Titans, Giants, Bears, Cowboys among others are among the mid round picks that could look to move up, and give the Browns a huge bounty. Still unlikely that Clowney is here but some options to be prepared for. On to #26:

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  • Letterman007

    Not bad, but I doubt some of these picks will be around as he slotted them!! I really don’t look for Clowney to be there at #4 and don’t think Carr will be there at#35 ! ! But he does fill some holes and I like the kid from Ohio at corner!!

    • Jarod Cook

      I agree with you that I don’t see Clowney dropping to #4, but they need to reap the benefits and trade down. With such a deep draft and the Browns have so many needs it’s a win/win situation. Not a fan of Cooks at #26 he’s all flash and no substance, also shy’s away from contact and has questionable hands. Played in Oregon’s gimmick offense with a bunch of short passes that he immediately ran out of bounds after the catch. Would prefer a bigger more physical WR to play the outside. I agree with you also that he does fill holes with some quality players.

      • Letterman007

        I’m not a fan of cooks either and would rather see someone like Montavis Bryant from Clemson, he has speed and some height and leaping ability! Maybe second or third round? I really don’t like them trading down to far, we may not have this high a pick again if things work out right!!

        • Jarod Cook

          They could have a out right bidding war. I’m sure there’s a team out there that’s willing to give a 1st, 2nd, 4th this year and a 1st + a mid round pick next year. Even if they fall back to the 15-25 pick there’s a lot of top talent still projected to be on the board. FS Clinton-Dix and Pryor, OG Martin, LB Mosely and Shazier, also have seen where CB Gilbert and Dennard fall into this area. And if they want a WR the only ones off the board should be Watkins and Evens all the rest should be there. Plus they get a mid/late 2nd round pick, there’s usually still a lot of great talent that somehow slipped into this range every year.

          • Letterman007

            The problem is if we keep trading down every other year, when do you get the really good AAA talent on your team!? Most of the Browns Pro Bowl talent came in the first round, early. Thomas, Mack ,Haden , that’s when the cream of the crop are available. The lower you go the bigger the crap shoot! I think they need to stay in the top ten if they trade!