Oct 3, 2015; Bloomington, IN, USA; Indiana Hoosiers running backDevine Redding
(34) looks to run by Ohio State Buckeyes defensive lineman Joey Bosa (97) in third quarter of their game at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kryger-USA TODAY Sports
Wide Receiver Is A Need But It’s Not Filled First Overall
Bosa is going to get plenty of consideration by the Browns. Since they are an organization in which they make the unexpected or wrong decisions repeatedly, watching the Browns select him would not be a surprise. Yet, that is not going to happen. Regardless of whether or not Farmer is in his role in the spring selecting players, Cleveland needs offense talent and that is the way they will go.
The drafting of a wide receiver makes sense, but that should not happen if Cleveland selects first. The last time a WR was selecting first overall was Keyshawn Johnson in 1996 by the New York Jets. The WR position is a need and if the team is determined to select one, such as Treadwell, in the first round, they should at least drop a few spots beforehand.
If there are any changes with the general manager and/or head coach, the likelihood of that individual(s) wanting to keep Manziel as a QB option is slim. They are going to want to bring in their own guy.
Whose to say the Browns will still have the needs they have now come the draft? Free agency now is before the draft, which helps NFL teams. This much is known for the Browns’ offseason: they are going to have a very high first round pick, must add to the WR and RB positions, and will need to acquire another QB.
Due to how some key needs are playing out in terms of draft projection, if Cleveland cannot select a Bosa, Treadwell, etc, and does not want to choose a QB in the first round, then they will have to be creative. That is because other targets at positions of need has a chance to be top 10-15 pick but that is no guarantee such as WR.