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?