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NFL Draft: Happy Jared, Sad Jared

Just posted my 7 Round Cleveland Browns Mock Draft on Twitter and you've seen enough 1st Round Mocks. Instead I give you alternating things that will make for a Happy Jared and a Sad Jared for the NFL Draft.

Taking a big picture look at the NFL Draft, there are quite a few things that will make me happy and a few less things that will make me sad. No specific order, though starting from the top of Draft down will begin the process, here is how I will feel if given things happen:

  • Happy Jared (HJ for short the rest of the piece) - The Browns trade down from 8 into the teens while picking up another 2nd Round pick.
  • Sad Jared (SJ) - The Browns drop into the mid to late 20's, especially #22, in a trade down.
  • HJ - In order, Deforest Buckner, Jalen Ramsey, Laremy Tunsil, Myles Jack, Ezekiel Elliott or Joey Bosa is picked at #8.
  • SJ - Ronnie Stanley or Paxton Lynch are picked with the Browns 1st pick in the Draft (8 or any small trade down).
  • HJ - Browns take a chance on talented but risky players at appropriate spots: Myles Jack at 8 or lower and Jaylon Smith somewhere middle of the 3rd Round or lower.
  • SJ - Browns don't spend early picks on "impact" positions of Edge, WR, OLB, RB or FS.
  • HJ - Browns draft a QB after the 3rd Round.
  • SJ - Browns draft Christian Hackenburg, Connor Cook or Dak Prescott high in the 2nd.
  • HJ - Browns draft the best kicker in the draft, Roberto Aguayo anytime after the top pick in the 4th Round.
  • SJ - Browns trade out of more than 1 pick this year for a next year pick.
  • HJ - Browns picks frustrate many members of the local media.
  • SJ - When Browns fans say a player is a reach based basically on media Mock Drafts.
  • HJ - Browns fans who buy in on the long-term plans for the team.
  • SJ - Anytime the Ravens, Steelers or Bengals draft a player I really like.
  • HJ - Browns draft 2 wide receivers in the first 4 Rounds.
  • SJ - Only 1 WR drafted and it is middle of the 3rd or later.
  • HJ - When a Browns pick isn't quickly followed by anyone talking about "analytics."
  • SJ - How little all of us know what "analytics" really means for the NFL but how often we use it.
  • HJ - When I can start imagining how each Browns pick could help the team next year.
  • SJ - Remember that I will have to wait another 362 days for the next NFL Draft from when this one ends.

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What will make you Happy? What will make you Sad from the NFL Draft?

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