Cleveland Browns: Lead-up to 2019 NFL Draft has different feeling

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The 2019 NFL Draft has a strange, unfamiliar feeling for fans of the Cleveland Browns, who are so used to focusing on quarterbacks.

We all got used to watching the press and internet and hoping the Cleveland Browns would finally draft their franchise quarterback.

News speculation was all over Sportscenter and NFL Network along with countless other publications and magazines.

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But I suspect there’s a sizable chunk of fans who didn’t see  Baker Mayfield as the answer to our years of frustration. Yet her emerged, along with Denzel Ward, Nick Chubb and various others,  thanks to general manager John Dorsey and his talented staff.

We can finally cheer and breath again instead of hanging our heads and hope that this next draft we could wipe the loser team from the news.

So this year we don’t have the No. 1 or No. 2. Heck, we’re not even picking in the top five!

There are still needs though to help get the fans of northeast Ohio, and Browns fans throughout the world, where they deserve to be:  The Super Bowl!

Based off how quiet he kept last spring, we know know Dorsey is hard to peg when it comes to figuring out who he’ll take anywhere in the draft, let alone, with the first pick.

He’s full of surprises and most somehow seem to work out. At least so far!

So who’s their first pick? Cleveland won’t pick until 17th, so many of instant impact makers  could be gone. We’re just not used to drafting, say, below eight or before.

There are needs in many positions and this years lack of talent at the quarterback really doesn’t affect us now.

Every time one of the thousand mock drafts get published, the writer of said mock has a different pick for the Browns.

A few had Jeffery Simmons, defensive lineman from Mississippi State. But he looked to be a top ten pick until he was injured. He pulled his ACL and has baggage from back in high school from striking a woman.

But Dorsey did sign Kareem Hunt in the offseason.

There are also other weaknesses. The Browns need another corner and a linebacker.

I’m not sure they are looking at wide receiver after the signing of Jalen Strong. Also the emergence of Breshad Perriman, could hinder their decision to draft another wideout, but he’s no lock to return.

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So let me know @McelroyRic on Twitter, or drop on line here int he comment section.  What needs does this franchise need to take the next step?