Random Thoughts from a Wasted Mind

Dale predicts the 2005 draft, whether anyone wants him to or not!

The mystery is soon to unfold

Finally the long awaited NFL Draft is about to unfold in what will be a fun and exciting weekend for Browns' fans. The first round will read like a mystery novel. What team will move up? What team  will move down? What player selection will cause the dominos to fall? What players will rise? What players will fall? Will ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper be able to talk by the end?  If not, will you care? Will you win a prize in Bernie's Insiders second annual free Mock Draft Contest? Will the Browns take whom you think they should? Will you be able to watch the Draft in its entirety without napping or passing out from too much celebration of the Browns' picks?  


Most Browns' fans have spent endless hours surfing the web reading player profiles and have formed an opinion of how the 2005 NFL Draft will play out. Some say this is time wasted because the only opinion that counts is Phil Savage's and his staff. They say the time could be  spent in a more constructive way. They say that you should get a life.

Well here is what I have to say to them: "Kiss my behind and here is my opinion."  

The Browns will trade picks #3 and #34 to Washington for picks #9 and #25. They will then trade pick #25 to New England for picks #32 and #100.

Here is your Cleveland Browns' Rookie Class:

Pick #9 Shawne Merriman, OLB, Maryland
Pick #32 Marlin Jackson, CB, Michigan
Pick #67 C. J. Mosley, NT, Missouri
Pick #100 Claude Terrell, OT, New Mexico
Pick #103 Craig Bragg, WR, UCLA
Pick #139 Marcus Lawrence, ILB, South Carolina
Pick #176 Derek Wake, OLB, Penn State
Pick #217 Jonathan Colon, OT, Florida  

On a personal note

Dear Mrs. G:

Please forgive me. I didn't mean to tell you to kiss my behind when you told me I was wasting too much time on the internet and was neglecting my responsibilities. Also please believe me when I tell you that I was looking at player profiles at 3am and not at porn. Also starting Monday, I promise to get a life. Well at least until the start of Training Camp.



Justin Kurpeikis flies in under the radar

The Browns quietly added linebacker Justin Kurpeikis to their roster. The Penn State linebacker came into the NFL in 2001 when he was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Pittsburgh Steelers. He bounced on and off the Steelers' roster for two years, before doing the same on the Patriots' roster in 2003 and 2004. He has been in Romeo Crennel's system and has a fair chance of making the team.


The roster page at the Browns Official Site was updated to reflect the new numbers of the players.

New players


Same players new numbers

Nick Eason #98 (Old #74)
Derrick Frost #3 (Old #8)

Confusion in numbers

Michael Grant wore #34 last year which was issued to Droughns. He is listed as #29 on the roster. I think Sean Jones may have something to say about that.

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