Last week Todd McShay put up his Mock Draft, and we analyzed it, now Mel Kiper Jr. has done the same (Insider, costs $), and also added a 2nd round as well. How does the hair guru seeing the draft unfold and how will it impact the Cleveland Browns? Lets take a look:
4 Johnny Manziel Cleveland Browns (4-12) COLLEGE: Texas A&M Class: Soph HT: 5-11 WT: 207 POS: QB
Analysis: Manziel is not my top-rated QB, but he is the QB I believe (right now) is likeliest to go this high, as I believe a team like Cleveland, with a number of draft assets and a QB on the roster it feels can create a bridge to a young starter, is in a good scenario to take a chance on Manziel’s ceiling. The Browns owning the No. 26 pick as well as an early second-rounder gives them a chance to take a player like Watkins here if available and consider a QB later, but this is how I see it as of right now.
Kiper has Jadeveon Clowney, Greg Robinson and Sammy Watkins off the board before the Browns pick. It wouldn’t be overly shocking if the Browns select Manziel but Blake Bortles seems like a more sure fit then Manziel at this point. Drafting Manziel when Khalil Mack, Mike Evans or other impacts players are still on the board seems like a reach. With no QBs off the board by this point the Browns could be even more confident of one falling to them later in the draft. We will look at which ones were available at each of the Browns picks.