Jan 30, 2014; New York, NY, USA; University of Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater attends the Madden Bowl XX Red Carpet event at the USS Intrepid Mandatory. Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

NFL.com's Charles Davis Mock Draft 5.0


We have hit a few Mock Draft’s today and now we get to look at NFL.com’s own Charles Davis and his Mock Draft 5.0. It is an interesting relationship between the NFL and its website. It has analysts and workers who are not under the pressure to push the corporate agenda directly, but still have to answer to the league at some level. Could make for a very difficult pressure packed job, but a rewarding one in more ways then one. Now on to how Davis has the Browns reshaping their team in the First Round of the NFL Draft:

    Expect the Browns to address QB need later, adding a passer to throw to this dynamic star from Clemson.

A bold assumption by Davis that the Browns could add a passer later, as if QBs grow on trees. Watkins is the dynamic star that many Browns fans want, even though most top 10 WRs haven’t led their teams to many, if any, playoff wins. Think of A.J. Green, Calvin Johnson and Julio Jones. Yet the Browns are in a unique position because they also have Josh Gordon so Watkins wouldn’t have to carry the load as the #1 guy. Maybe it would be different with the Browns, maybe not.

    QB is the pick now, and Bridgewater is eager to prove he should have been the first QB off the board.

What will be different, whether it is at 4, 26 or their last pick of the draft, is if the Browns finally hit on their QB. Getting the falling QB didn’t work with Brady Quinn but Bridgewater’s accuracy, maturity and intelligence sets him apart from the Notre Dame hyped up Quinn. Bridgewater has his flaws but played with less then stellar talent at Louisville and still was able to shine and carry his team. Is he worth the #4 pick? Many think he is not, while others would take him at #1. The Browns get a chance in Davis’ draft to find out what the truth is, after Teddy develops for a year or two.

A draft you have started to see over and over again, yet are you satisfied or has the media driven Bridgewater’s value down in your mind as well?

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  • TheSportologist

    I like

  • Mike Kirkner

    Yuk! No thanks give me Garoppolo here or at 35

    • Jared Mueller

      Any concern about his level of competition and/or his struggles when pressured in the pocket? His highlights are great but his game film is a little concerning related to pressure.

      • Mike Kirkner

        admittedly haven’t seen a lot of game film, only his highlights, but Bridgewater clearly is falling faster by the day. Mayock: Teddy Bridgewater not a first-round quarterback – NFL.com http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap2000000344604/article/mayock-teddy-bridgewater-not-a-firstround-quarterback

        • Jared Mueller

          I believe most GMs tape is higher then 85% but lets use that number, his tape is pretty stellar as Mayock says. He isn’t a workout warrior type, he is a football player. Now I am on record saying any of the top 3 guys I would be fine with. Don’t love Carr or Jimmy G but would be okay with them preferably in the 2nd/3rd, not late first. As a counselor (my actual career) and social analyst I wonder if other issues are playing a role in the coverage. He isn’t flashy, mysterious or dating a bikini model type is just one possibility

  • Letterman007

    One could only hope!! But these things never go as planned!!

  • Craig Barker

    Charles Davis is horrible to listen to. But I do like his first pick. Not thrilled about his second pick. If we were going to gamble on a QB I would rather invest in Derick Carr or Zack Mettenburger. No QB we draft should play a down this year unless there is an injury or its garbage time. I would really like to add one of the top 3 CB’s. It would also be great if a team like Tampa wanted johnny football and we could trade back a few spots and take Mike Evans and get another pick.

  • Josh Hart

    This is the only way if be ok with Watkins at 4. It won’t happen because Teddy won’t fall nearly that far, but I’d be one happy camper if we came away with Watkins and Teddy.

    • Jared Mueller

      I think Teddy will fall, undeservedly and we will need to trade up a bit for him, which I am fine with. Trade a 3rd. I’m with you, its the only way I am ok with Watkins at 4. Thinking long term I am Bortles, Teddy then Manziel. After that it is a crap shoot of Carr, Jimmy G, etc.