I had planned on writing a post that discussed how little I know about the NFL Draft but I’d link to guys for ESPN, Yahoo and SI who gave the Browns’ draft a B (or A or C). Unfortunately, I’m either too dumb or too lazy to find any Draft Grades on SI or Yahoo and Mel Kiper’s Draft Grades are behind a paywall. However, LeBrownsTown has graded the Browns’ picks, so head over there.
So ya, from what I know, I like what the Browns did. I love Colt McCoy in the late third round (he was picked later than Charlie Frye), I think I like Joe Haden and while I certainly like their emphasis on defense, I’m surprised that they didn’t draft a single linebacker (Haden, T.J. Ward, Larry Asante are all in the secondary). I also read on twitter (lord knows from who at this point, but follow me, @BenCox83) that their late wide-out pick, Cartlon Mitchell was a nice little steal. So that’s neat.
If you’re looking for top notch draft coverage, go elsewhere I didn’t even watch a minute of the draft coverage. I worked during the most of draft and there were enough NBA Playoff games going on that I never felt the need to turn the channel (by the way, if you aren’t watching the Spurs-Mavs and/or Lakers-Thunder games, you’re doing yourself a great disservice. Just superb playoff basketball. Kevin Durant is for real).
Basically, in the end, I’m just glad the Browns didn’t do anything monumentally stupid, like drafting Tim Tebow in the first round or making the Rams a Godfather offer for the first pick. They made some moves, they plugged some holes and they maybe even found their quarterback of the future. I’ll take it.