Last night Luke Easterling (@NFLDraftReport) posted his 4 Round Mock Draft, with trades included. Shortly there after the traffic and feedback crashed the servers and the Mock was not accessible. Talk about good business traffic! Finally it is up and ready for evaluation. He has the Cleveland Browns doing a number of things in the Mock that will make some of you very happy and some not so much. We will give our feedback following each move and pick:
4. Cleveland Browns – Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson – Another team that needs a QB but might not like the value in the top five, Cleveland goes with Watkins, who is head and shoulders above the rest of this year’s receiver class.
With Jadeveon Clowney, Greg Robinson and Khalil Mack off the board, with the Atlanta Falcons trading up to 1 for Clowney, the Browns are left with Watkins or any of the Top 3 QBs. In this situation They may feel like they need to take “their top QB” or they could go the opposite direction and feel like the top 3 to 4 guys could slip down the draft since they all made it to #4. Watkins is Luke’s top WR “head and shoulders above the rest of this year’s receiver class” but is he worth a Top 5 pick? Some say he is while others believe you don’t build a team around 2 WRs. Besides a QB the other option is a trade down with a team wanting Watkins or one of the QBs, like the Vikings, and taking the best available player at that point.