Another of our favorite guys on Twitter to follow is Matt Miller. He does a detailed job of covering players and looking at film. His weekly notebooks are full of a great deal of information that can benefit any reader. You will learn from him. He also presents his NFL Mock Draft based on what he would do in those situations, not projecting what the team is thinking. His main talent is looking at the players he is less the Adam Schefter type who follows along with what teams are thinking.
Today he presented his 7 Round NFL Mock Draft in which he selects every pick, which is a daunting task. Even completing a First Round Mock draft can be time consuming and frustrating. In that Mock he gave the Cleveland Browns a whole new set of players that he would pick for the team. So lets take a look:
The Pick: WR Sammy Watkins, Clemson
If the Cleveland Browns are serious about building an elite offense, they need to make Sammy Watkins their pick at No. 4 overall—Watkins, not Manziel or Bortles.
Watkins, paired with Jordan Cameron and Josh Gordon, would give the Browns a set of offensive skill players that they’ve lacked in the past. And as recent examples in San Francisco and Seattle have shown, if you don’t love the quarterbacks available at your pick, it’s much wiser to build a solid team first and then add a lower-risk quarterback later on. The Browns can do that with pick No. 26 and invest their top pick in the explosive, dynamic playmaker in Watkins.
- A pick that will make many happy is adding Watkins, the stud receiver in this class. In Miller’s notebook he stated that he is starting to love Mike Evans more and more as he watches film. It would not surprise me if Miller had Evans in this spot at some point in time. If Miller did not have Teddy Bridgewater going to the Jags one pick earlier you could pencil him in here at this spot as Miller loves Teddy. His notes on Watkins make it seem obvious where he is going with the 26th pick: