May 9, 2014; Berea, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns first round draft pick Johnny Manziel (Texas A&M) talks to the media at the Cleveland Browns Headquarters. Mandatory Credit: Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

Browns Draft 2014: Yes or No?

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Today we are going to examine some pros and cons on the recent Browns Draft. I know I still have many questions of why, so let’s see what we know and you can take sides. Was it a good move or not?

Lets start at the beginning, with pick four. They knew of Gordon’s problems and yet passed on Watkins and Evans to trade down with the Bills. Mystified, why? But it seems in Kyle Shanahan’s offense, it’s mostly run heavy and one receiver and a tight end. We are not sure how long Gordon is gone for, so don’t panic let’s see what happens. They did get good value for the pick, a three pick return for one!

Next, and many were perplexed by this, they traded a fifth round pick to move up one spot to get Justin Gilbert? Another ruse from the Vikings to get an extra pick!? Well,  there was someone else looking to move up and take Gilbert, so to get their man, they had to do it! In for a penny in for a pound as my grandmother used to say.

Johnny Manziel (Football) was next and we needed a quarterback , it was a question of which one? All the smoke blowing around Berea it must have seemed like a fog bank blew in. Only time will tell what kind of pick this was?  We hope for the best.

Joel Bitonio was a needed pick up to square away the offensive line and help the run blocking. Without Gordon, Lord knows we need it ! The rest of the draft was based on need and they got some real good value for what they picked, the Pierre Desir pick was an excellent choice.

Personally the only other problem I had was with the final pick and the trading of that to the Ravens! They chose a wide receiver with it and even though they got a pick one round up next year, I hope this pick they got doesn’t come back to bite us!

Let me know your views and what you thought, no matter what GO Cleveland!!

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