Mel Kiper’s Grade ‘A’ Draft for the Cleveland Browns (3 Rounds)

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Nov 2, 2013; Columbia, SC, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs offensive linesman Gabe Jackson (61) in the game against the South Carolina Gamecocks at Williams-Brice Stadium. The Gamecocks defeated the Bulldogs 34-16. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

"Round 2 (35) G Gabe Jackson, Mississippi St."

In the second round the Browns get a offensive lineman to solidify the run and open up passing lanes for Hoyer and Manziel. Jackson is a big powerful guard who fans will love when he gets here but boo as a pick. Failing to draft a WR in the first 3 picks will frustrate many. Yet most good teams are built from the inside out and the Browns line seems to have a need, or two, that should be addressed pretty early. Kiper’s reasoning:

"Then I get the best guard in the draft with Jackson, solidifying depth on the interior of the line."

So based on his goal of getting a ‘A’ draft Kiper gives the Browns the best guard in the draft, in his opinion. Jackson allows Mitchell Schwartz to stay outside at tackle and develop and gives the Browns flexibility with Alex Mack and the rest of the line depending on how long of a contract Mack gets, or doesn’t get. Is there anything Kiper can do for the Browns in the 3rd round that will satisfy fans who want some playmakers? Lets see: