Jan 25, 2014; Mobile, AL, USA; South squad quarterback Derek Carr of Fresno State (4) walks off the field after throwing a touchdown pass to South squad tight end Crockett Gilmore of Colorado State (not pictured) against the North squad during the first quarter at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Matt Miller's Video 3 Rounds for the Cleveland Browns


Matt Miller of Bleacher Report published a video looking at how the Cleveland Browns can improve their team on draft day. He goes all the way through the first 4 picks for the Browns, not completing the 3rd round with the second pick in the round they have. Shows their embarrassment of riches in this draft:

Check out his video clicking here and letting it open in a new window.

Miller has the Browns adding Sammy Watkins, Derek Carr, Bradley Roby and Charles Sims. They get their #2 WR, their future QB, their #2 corner and their current backup and future starting running back. The Browns hit on 3 of their biggest needs at QB, WR and CB. Running back is not the biggest need but will be in a year or two. The Browns will still have 6 picks to fill their needs at ILB and FS.

Watkins is universally loved as a player but may be a luxury given the Browns roster with Josh Gordon. Carr is thought to have the best arm in the draft but played at a lower level program and struggled in the Bowl game. Roby has been analyzed by Ohio State fans for years, last year being the year he no longer showed like a first round pick. Sims played in obscurity in West Virginia.

The needs of the team were addressed but were they addressed with the right guys?

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  • Craig Barker

    Ideally I would like to trade down from 4 with a team like Tampa or Min and get an extra 2nd round pick. Then take Mike Evans. Then I would use my 26th pick and trade up if I have to and get the best CB available. You could then trade back into the 1st round and take a QB like Carr, or take Mettenburger or McCarren. In the 3rd I would take Chris Borland and in fourth i would take Trai Turner or Gabe Jackson.

    • Jarod Cook

      Everyone would always like to trade down and get some extra picks and still get there guy. But if he’s good enough to take at #4, why chance it and trade down possibly losing your guy. I like the trade down scenario also. The Browns have many needs so no matter where they pick in the top 10 of this deep draft, they should still get quality talent.

      I’m not a fan of the CB’s near the top of the draft, and would rather wait till the 3rd or 4th round when the bigger CB’s are on the board. Players like Desir, McGill, SJB are what the league is going to, players who are able to contend with the bigger receivers in the NFL now, also you can get them in the 3rd round.

      Like you I think the should take a skill position player at #4, and see which QB’s fall to #26. If they need to trade up from there, they got the extra picks to do so. I still believe the QB’s are going to fall down the draft board like they did last year, so hopefully they’ll still have some options at #26.

      I like Boreland also but he’s probably going to be gone in the 2nd. The draft isn’t deep at the ILB position this year, and teams might get antsy and take him in the 2nd. Since there’s kinda of a drop off between him and Mosely, to the rest of the players at ILB. If they’re looking for a ILB, the should instead take Shazier at #26. He can line up at ILB/OLB/DE, plays sideline to sideline, can drop in coverage, and is a true 3 down player on defense. If they can’t find a way to put him on the field shame on them.

      • Letterman007

        They need to take a skill position player at #4, I like Watkins if he’s there, if not get Evans!! the pick at #26 is the make or break for them. I too believe the quarterbacks will fall and #26 is the place to get ours !! Then maybe get the linebacker ay #35 and in the third round seek your corner, unless at #35 there is a corner that might have fallen out of the first round other than Roby!! But if you don’t get your QB at #4, which I hope you don’t, and the QB’s fall like they will, take a shot at #26. If they aren’t there, or one worth the pick, then get him at #35!!