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A raft of post-draft reading

post-draft reading

As Cleveland fans get acquainted with the restocked roster in advance of the May 13-15 rookie minicamp, lots of interesting pieces are out there. Here are the most intriguing articles I’ve seen about the Browns in recent days. A Browns fan attends his first NFL draft in Chicago and shares his first-person account in MMQB. […]

Browns gain upper hand with trades down

trades down

Let’s break down the two trades that netted the Browns WR Corey Coleman and a slew of extra draft picks. This chart shows the hypothetical value of those picks according to two methods, the time-honored Jimmy Johnson draft value chart, and a more recent measure that values the historical perfomance of drafted players in the […]

Who fans predict the Browns will draft

The contest to predict the Browns’ draft picks is now closed, so let’s see who the entrants favored. The following players were named the most often: Michigan State QB Connor Cook (predicted by 46% of entrants) Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliott (43%) Ohio State WR Michael Thomas (43%) Memphis QB Paxton Lynch (32%) Mississippi WR […]

Big needs, big deals, big names

Rookie GM Ray Farmer had a strong first night, filling the Browns’ two positions of highest needs, while pocketing a precious first-round pick for next year. With cornerback Justin Gilbert, Cleveland gets a starting-quality player to pair with Pro Bowler Joe Haden, while Buster Skrine can move to full-time slot duty. Both Haden and Skrine […]

Quite a QB quandary

The Browns clearly need and will draft a quarterback (or two). But it ain’t easy to figure who’s the best of this bunch, or how good or bad any of them will be. It sets up a dilemma in which using the fourth-overall pick on a QB is very risky (compared with, say, one of […]