The 2nd and 3rd rounds of the NFL draft took place on Friday Night. Here’s what went down:
The Browns stuck to their guns and used the 2nd and 3rd rounds to build up the trenches by selecting two defensive ends and an offensive lineman, too. Additionally, the team took a quarterback which was somewhat surprising. The front office must see something in USC’s Cody Kessler.
The drafting of both Oklahoma State’s Emmanuel Ogbah and Penn State’s Carl Nassib finally gives the Browns a pass rush. These two will also help to stop the run, something the Browns have been terrible at for as long as one can remember.
Drafting Shon Coleman, a man with a great story of beating cancer, was a necessary pick to build back up a depleted offensive line that lost two of its best members to free agency. We cannot afford to let RGIII get killed out there. This helps to at least give him a chance.
The last pick, a puzzling one, was quarterback Cody Kessler. If the Browns wanted a QB, it’s odd they didn’t pick him at #8. This is certainly a work in progress and we hopefully won’t see Kessler on the field for a couple of years. Wouldn’t it be crazy if this kid became our franchise QB? Unfathomable, ya gotta trust head coach Hue Jackson here.
Finally, the Browns traded their selection at 77 to the Carolina Panthers for two future picks, 129 and 168. The more picks, the better chance of finding a good player. Nice trade.
Moving forward, it’d be nice for the Browns to draft another receiver, a safety, a linebacker, a running back and then a few more offensive/defensive linemen. This team still has too many holes to even comprehend. It’s most important to hit on every pick, regardless of position. Here are the remaining picks:
Great first two days of drafting by Sashi Brown and company. Go Browns!