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2013 NFL Draft Day Three Preview

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

Northern Michigan defensive end Zach Anderson is a name to remember on Day Three of the 2013 NFL Draft (Photo: Staff Writer: Justin Higdon

Three rounds into the 2013 NFL Draft the Browns have come away with outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo in the first round, and cornerback Leon McFadden in the third.  Much to the chagrin of many fans, the McFadden selection occurred one pick before Tyrann Mathieu – the “Honey Badger” – was chosen by the Arizona Cardinals.  But rest assured, despite his lack of a flashy moniker, McFadden was the better pick for Cleveland.  He stands an inch taller, weighs about ten pounds more, and actually played football in 2012.  Most importantly, the Browns see McFadden as a player who can eventually start at the outside corner position opposite Joe Haden.  McFadden was our ninth ranked cornerback here at DraftBrowns, and of the eight players in front of him, only Blidi Wreh-Wilson – who was drafted by Tennessee two picks later – was still on the board.  The Browns have five draft picks left today and plenty of room to improve the roster.  Here’s a look at some of their options on the draft’s third day. (more…)

Second and Third Round Mock Draft

Friday, April 26th, 2013

There is still plenty of talent left on the board as the draft’s second day begins. Photo: Editor: Brendan Leister

With the first round in the books and the second day of the 2013 NFL Draft upon us, it is a good time to release a mock draft for the second and third rounds.  This mock draft is a prediction of what the teams will do.  My personal evaluations of the prospects were not taken into account while creating this mock draft. (more…)

2013 NFL Draft Prospect Profile: Ryan Nassib

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Ryan Nassib could be a target if the Browns trade back (Photo: Staff Writer: Justin Higdon

The Browns have been busy at quarterback in recent days, signing Jason Campbell to a back-up level contract in free agency, and jettisoning Colt McCoy to San Francisco for a swap of late round picks and a seventh round draft choice.  Cleveland is also exploring its options in the draft, taking close looks at Geno Smith, E.J. Manuel, and Matt Scott.  Thursday they’ll workout a quarterback who some analysts consider the best in the class – former Syracuse general, Ryan Nassib.  If things go well, and if the Browns trade back out of the number six overall draft slot as many now expect (including yours truly), Nassib could become a realistic target. (more…)

2013 NFL Draft Quarterback Rankings

Friday, February 1st, 2013

Even though he skipped the Senior Bowl, Geno Smith is still the top quarterback in the class (Photo: Staff Writer: Justin Higdon

Here at we frequently update the site rankings as we gather more information.  The goal of those rankings is to attempt to determine how the Browns will value the players in this draft class based on team needs and the plans of the new coaching staff.  As we present these rankings we are commonly asked how we, personally, would rank the players for the 2013 NFL Draft.  For example, the Browns may not feel that Florida State defensive end Bjoern Werner is a good fit for Ray Horton’s defense, while I might think Werner is the best player in the draft.  I don’t.  That’s just an example.  But you catch my drift.  Now that the bowl season is over, underclassmen have officially declared, and I have returned from trips to the East-West Shrine Game and Senior Bowls, it seems like the perfect time to unveil my own personal preliminary draft rankings… (more…)

2013 Senior Bowl Day Three Practice Notes: North

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Alex Okafor has been outstanding in one-on-one drills this week (Photo: Staff Writer: Justin Higdon

At Wednesday’s North practice all three quarterbacks looked sharp early throwing against air.  Syracuse’s Ryan Nassib looked the sharpest in terms of anticipation, and later delivered a pretty deep throw to Harvard H-back Kyle Juszczyk.  During early drills, North Carolina State QB Mike Glennon threw behind Oregon State wide receiver Markus Wheaton, who adjusted nicely to make the catch.  Miami Ohio’s Zac Dysert looked more comfortable today than he had all week, and made a couple of strong deep throws during drills, including one to Oregon running back Kenjon Barner.  Unfortunately, later in the practice Dysert held the ball too long and attempted to scramble, and followed that up by losing a fumble under pressure.  Glennon also fumbled in team drills, but not one of the three QBs threw an interception all morning.  They appear to have finally developed some chemistry with their receivers. (more…)

2013 Senior Bowl Day Two Practice Notes: North

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Datone Jones is off to a hot start this week in Mobile (Photo: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports) Staff Writer: Justin Higdon

On Day Two of North team practices, a couple of linemen stood out once again.  While Central Michigan offensive tackle Eric Fisher generally took on all comers in one on one drills, one player managed to give him some trouble – UCLA defensive end Datone Jones.  Jones impressed those in attendance at weigh-ins yesterday and followed that up with a solid Monday afternoon.  Today he was an absolute monster, beating Fisher – easily the best offensive lineman on the North roster – on back-to-back plays with a swim move and then a bull rush.  In team drills, Jones flew around, at one point appearing out of nowhere to make a stop at the line of scrimmage.  He is making a case for consideration in the top half of the first round in April. (more…)

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