My Favorite 1st Round NFL Mock Draft Yet (Browns Edition)

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Nov 9, 2013; College Station, TX, USA; Texas A&M Aggies wide receiver Mike Evans (13) warms up before the game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Kyle Field. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

There are many NFL Mock Drafts coming out every minute now. Some are people updating their’s, Mel Kiper’s final should be done tomorrow night, others like Mike Mayock have their only Mocks soon. Peter King did his 1st Round NFL Mock Draft and it is my favorite yet. It addresses a number of needs for the Cleveland Browns at draft positions that are sensible, if unrealistic. It is his MMQB What Teams Will Do Mock Draft:


(Acquired from Atlanta, with a third-round pick, in the trade-down from 4 to 6.)

Browns get their Texas A&M offensive star, just not the one lots of Browns fans wished it was. But how about a trio of Josh Gordon, Evans and Andrew Hawkins, the former Bengals waterbug, in the slot? Browns need a lot. This is good value for the spot. It would also give the Brown a ridiculous seven of the top 110 picks.

He starts with a big surprise having Khalil Mack go #1 to the Houston Texans. From there he has Jadeveon Clowney dropping all the way to #4 where the Atlanta Falcons trade up to get him. Its possible at this point the Browns could get a bidding war for Clowney started and pick up a greater pick then the Falcons third rounder, which is still high in the draft. In King’s draft the Browns drop down 2 spots and pick up the #68 pick in the draft.

In the drop down the Browns add the #2 receiver in the draft, who some have as the #1. Evans has enough speed to go along with his huge frame. We noted before that Sammy Watkins and Evans measured out similarly in the Sports Science testing we covered, click here to read that. Evans would give the Browns 3 large weapons on the field along with the speedy Hawkins. The Browns can still cover their needs at QB and other positions with the 2nd 1st rounder, their 2nd rounder or their 3 3rd rounders. With Evans a big need is filled and a high draft pick is gained. Then King addresses another need at #26:

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  • Letterman007

    I like it, as we cover three needs in the first round, although Bortles is not my pick of the Big Four! In this draft they would have to decide between Bortles and Bridgewater, as both are available to choose from! This would be a difficult choice?! But I do like them getting another 3rd rounder and basically exchanging it for a 4th round pick !! Thursday and Friday night will be most interesting and Saturday night might prove to have a few anxious moments too!!

    • Jarod Cook

      I just don’t see Clowney dropping to #4, and if he does only getting a 3rd rounder out of the deal is very low end. They probably could get a 2nd+4th from somebody in the top 10. But getting a 3rd rounder and picking up Evens at #6, is almost to good to pass up.
      And Bortles falling all the way down to #26, WOW. I do expect Bridgewater to possibly be there, and the Browns drafting him. But if Bortles is available I’d have to go with him, he compares to much to Roethlisberger when he came out of collage. We’ve seen him handle the Browns over the years, and take the Steelers to 3 Super Bowls and win 2 of them.
      As for trading up to back into the 1st round, I’d rather see them try to acquire Shazier to help round out the defense. There’s a lot of quality OL prospects that they could target in the 3rd. And jumping up to acquire the best OG, doesn’t seem worth the picks to move up.

      • Letterman007

        I agree on the Shazier thing, but if he’s gone this isn’t bad!we need a corner and ILB and possibly a safety and the rest can go toward bench strength!!

  • Josh Hart

    I of course would rather have Teddy, but boy would I be happy with this 1st round!