AFC North: Cleveland Browns Draft Analysis And Grade

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Nov 12, 2011; Fort Collins, CO, USA; San Diego State Aztecs cornerback Leon McFadden (2) breaks up a pass intended for Colorado State Rams wide receiver Thomas Coffman (2) during the fourth quarter at Hughes Stadium. The Aztecs beat the Rams 18-15. Mandatory Credit: Troy Babbitt-USA TODAY Sports

 

Best Pick: Leon McFadden, CB. Some people might find this a little strange that McFadden was a better pick than Mingo. Well, let’s look deeper into this. The Browns needed a good #2 CB. McFadden has very good hips and is fluid with his movements. His awareness is great and he actually knows how to read plays. He excels in zone and does pretty well in man as well. He doesn’t have much size, but if he were around 6-2, he would definitely have been a 1st round pick. McFadden will have some struggles early on, but eventually will become a very solid CB and help make one of the better CB tandems in the NFL.

Worst Pick: Jamoris Salughter, SS. Now this player is more of a safety hybrid. He will need to be coached up greatly to really know where he will be on the field. Doesn’t really have the size to go against TEs and lacks foot quickness so he will struggle against faster players. Not only that, but he really hasn’t been contested much against in coverage. He’s also had an injury problem during his college career. Now, I understand there weren’t many safeties to look into at this point, but the Browns could have gotten a late round steal in taking one of the falling QBs at this point.

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  • paulbip

    How about F. Mingo is a 3rd down pass rusher and a project. The CB is small and was rated 15th CB in the draft. The Browns never even talked to the guy. He was just a grab at the CB position. How about that Bryant?? We know where he’ll be on Sundays.