Yesterday I gave you my final 1st Round NFL Mock Draft. We got a lot of great feedback from that and we hope it has got you even more excited for the real thing Thursday Night.
Monday morning of NFL Draft week is a perfect time for my 7 Round Cleveland Browns Mock Draft. I will be using FanSpeak to help assist me with an idea of who will be available in the mid to late rounds. I have a lot of respect for Matt Miller from Bleacher Report and will be using his board.
If you have never used the FanSpeak Draft Simulator, click here . A lot of fun.
The first two picks don't change from yesterday's 1st Round Mock but we will go back over those selections here:
12:Danny Shelton (NT) - With Dupree off the board, Shelton is the pick. If the Kentucky OLB was still here, fans of Shelton would likely be disappointed. Shelton fills a big need at the nose tackle, 0 technique position. He is stout and should help improve our last place run defense. He can also push the pocket some which will help on pass plays. He played a ton of snaps last year, much more than any other nose in CFB. He will be great. Because of he is a true nose tackle, he could fall farther than this, no question.
19:(Thought first) - Arik Armstead, Landon Collins, Shaq Thompson, Preston Smith and Cameron Erving all intrigue the Browns here. If the board falls this way, they likely look to trade back some. With no trades in this NFL Mock Draft, the Browns select - Cameron Erving (OL). Erving can compete on the right side and gives the team insurance if Alex Mack walks in free agency.
43:Devin Smith (WR) - A couple of very good options at this point. Not a fan of Jaelen Strong, worried about Breshad Perriman's hands or Devin Funchess' fit. Nelson Agholor and Devin Smith are great pass catchers with speed. Neither is overly big but I believe both can run crisp routes and really change the game for the Browns. Smith compares to Torrey Smith while Agholor has been compared to Randall Cobb and Antonio Brown by people I trust. I go with Smith who can take the top off the defense in our play action passing game.
77:Grady Jarrett (DL) - While the Browns have already added Shelton, their defensive line is someplace they want to add more talent. With Armonty Bryant moving to OLB, at least part time, another 3-tech defensive lineman will be helpful. Jarrett will be a rotational player and have finalize the Browns Front 3. A situation where talent and need match-up for a good pick.
111:Jeff Heuerman (TE) - The Browns have added Rob Housler to the tight end position but he is only on a 1 year deal. Heuerman didn't have a great season but showed he is a complete tight end. He can block, is athletic over the middle and has good hands. He could go as high as the 3rd Round but is a steal here. With Smith, Heuerman, Andrew Hawkins and Taylor Gabriel the Browns have a core for the future.
115:Senquez Golson (CB) - The Browns reportedly spent a lot of time with the feisty corner out of Ole Miss at the Senior Bowl. At 5'9" Golson replaces Buster Skrine but has a little more girth and a little more football intelligence than the former nickelback. While the Browns have a lot of corners, Mike Pettine loves them and I expect one in almost every draft. Ifo Ekpre-Olomu could fall here as well, the Browns liked him last year before he went back to school.
147:Max Valles (OLB) - The Browns are going to want to address their OLB position in the draft, and preferably earlier than this. Valles is a high upside player who has a lot of learning to do. He can get after the passer but has no second move beyond dipping the shoulder around a tackle. A developmental player that could impact on third downs.
189:Thomas Rawls (RB) - The Browns could be looking for a Third Down RB and Rawls can be that guy. Rawls started at Michigan before transferring to little Central Michigan. He has some legal issues that could be cause for pause but his ability to break big plays and high upside make him a pick in the 6th Round. He needs to improve his blocking but could quickly develop that skill.
202:Anthony Jefferson (S) - With Jim Leonhard retiring and Donte Whitner aging, the Browns have need at the safety spot where they like to play 3 often. Pierre Desir could see some time there but Jefferson, a converted corner standing at 6'1" and who likes to tackle, could be a good option late in the 6th Round.
229:Sean Mannion (QB) - Miller, like me, is not very high on this QB class. He has Mannion very low, even though others have him higher. The Browns are likely to take a QB but in the last few years QBs have fallen farther than expected. Zach Mettenberger went in the 6th Round last year and is considered a much better prospect. If it isn't Mannion, another QB at this spot would make sense. With 10 picks, taking a chance on a QB is a good way to use your 7th Rounder.
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