Nov 29, 2013; Buffalo, NY, USA; Buffalo Bulls linebacker Khalil Mack (46) waits for the snap against the Bowling Green Falcons at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Tony Grossi's NFL Mock Draft 2014: No QB?


Tony Grossi is much maligned by the Twitter world. Yet he is widely read through his voice on ESPN Cleveland. Grossi is passionate about what he thinks and willingly puts his differing opinion and thoughts out there for the world to see. Not everyone will agree with his thoughts, or ours, but giving a differing thought isn’t safe and takes courage to publish. Today we cover his Mock Draft 11.0 and how the Browns improve their team:

4. Cleveland: LB Khalil Mack, Buffalo

Mike Pettine would pull a hamstring jumping in glee.

With Jadeveon Clowney, Jake Matthews and Johnny Manziel off the board the Browns have a number of high level options here including 3 of the big 4 talents and 2 of the big 3 QBs. Grossi has the Browns bringing in the stud linebacker that can play at all 4 spots for Pettine. Mack has the versatility to impact the game in a variety of ways and complete the Front 7 as a dominate defense. Fans will be very unhappy with Greg Robinson, Sammy Watkins, Blake Bortles and Teddy Bridgewater available and the Browns going with defense.

26. Cleveland: CB Bradley Roby, Ohio State

Next best cornerback for Browns.

Grossi has the Browns filling their need for a #2 corner at #26. Many Browns fans are also Buckeye fans and have seen Roby at his best, 2 seasons ago, and his worst, last season. Roby has the speed and ability to be a high level corner in the NFL but needs to be disciplined. He uses his hands to often to grab receivers and bites on double moves. Not adding an offensive playmaker, even if the Browns draft offense with the next 8 picks, fans will be greatly unhappy. They will note that the Browns spent much of the last 2 off-seasons adding to the defense and now should address the offense, early and often. In the end expect Ray Farmer to draft players with the highest value on their board.

How do you feel about Mack for the Browns? If the Browns go offense at #4 how would you feel about Roby staying in state? Would you riot if the first two picks are on defense?

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  • Letterman007

    The team lacked offense last year and would have won more games with some help on offense, as the defense -played a number of games well!! Now with needs basically on offense he’s going defense for the top two picks?? The biggest need is on offense and I think we all can agree that it should be the point of emphasis in this draft!! Did we not draft a linebacker first last year, and also get at least two more in free agency. Let alone signing Dansby this year and they just resigned Robertson to an extension!! The least of our worries is linebacker!!
    As far as Roby goes, it depends, are we signing the Roby from two years ago or the lousy one from last year!! I would hope there are better picks on the board, maybe even Sammy’s brother Jalen Watkins from Florida, later on in round three or so!! I am a large Buckeye fan and have followed them from Warfield’s playing days. But I am unsure of the value of Roby to be a quality corner in the NFL in a one on one basis! The Buckeyes mainly play zone and not much man to man! I think there are much better ways to go in the draft!!

    • Jarod Cook

      I agree with you these picks don’t make sense. The offense needs more help, and there is more value in the picks on that side of the ball early in the draft. I agree they should focus on offense early in the draft. And with their 4 picks in the middle rounds they can find quality talent to add depth on the defensive side of the ball.

      • Letterman007

        My views exactly, if there is an exceptional player available early on defense then one pick early pick could go there. but the majority of the need is on the offense!

  • paulbip

    The Browns drafted a lightweight DE with little production last year and put him at LB and it showed how stupid a move that was. The other DE was switched to LB and also played out of position. Kruger showed that he is nothing more than a 2nd string LB as he was at Balt. Robinson ranked last in coverage and DQ is gone. Last year before the season started I said that OL was the weakest position while everyone said it was the strong point of the team. Now I’m telling you that LB is the weakest position on the team.