The Browns made three picks in round three. The first one was Carl Nassib, DE, Penn State. Nassib is a big guy at 6’7, 277 pounds. Many people look at Nassib as a one year wonder who is not really established. He uses his arms well to get to the passer and has above average straight line speed. He had 15.5 sacks last season and forced six fumbles.
The second pick was Shon Coleman, OT, Auburn. In 2010, he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. So he started school late and is going to be a 25-year-old rookie. He has good size at 6’5 307 pounds. He is a strong guy and uses his arms well as leverage for blocking. A lot of scouts really liked Coleman due to his ability to move in pass rushing situations. I think he will have a great shot at getting a lot of looks this season with the questions the Browns face along the offensive line.
The Browns then took Cody Kessler, QB, USC. Kessler was never really a QB I had high on my radar for a third round pick, but he has great accuracy. He never had a completion percentage lower than 65 in his three years starting for the Trojans. Kessler lacks arm strength. Has average arm strength, and doesn’t make too many “impressive” throws. The Browns liked Kessler for his leadership capability and Hue Jackson sees him as a project that could pay off.
Adding depth to the trenches and even getting a project QB in round three was a win for the Browns in this draft.
Nassib Grade: A-
Coleman Grade: B
Kessler Grade: B-
Overall Round Grade: B
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