After picking Justin Blackmon/WR at #4 the Browns jump at the chance to add Trent Richardson the only Blue Chip RB in the draft.
#14 & #82 (1280 pts) Traded to Browns for #22 & #37 (1310 pts)
14 - traded
22 -* Mark Barron S
/Alabama - Finally, a blue-chip Safety!
37 - Bruce Irvin LB
/West Virginia - Poor man's Aldon Smith? Ryan will find a way to get both Bruce's after opposing QB's.
45 - Peter Konz C
/Wisconsin - If he's gone, we trade down a bit for Brewster C/Ohio State.
82 - traded
113 - Nate Potter OT
/Boise State - Versatile Swing Tackle with good pass protection skills ...insurance against a Doug Free meltdown.
144 - Chris Owusu WR
/Stanford - Provided he's healthy of course. Dynamic return specialist with speed to burn.
175 - Tank Carder LB
/TCU - Another smart, versatile player on defense.
comp - Corey Harkey TE
/UCLA - One of the best blocking TE's you're going to find.
205 - Matt Conrath DE
/Virginia - Tenacious 6'7" kid who blocks kicks.
*Would take Fletcher Cox or DeCastro at #22 if available. In my simulations they went earlier.
I see two guys who should be perennial pro-bowlers in Barron & Konz. Irvin should be a early contributor as a pass-rushing specialist. I toyed with the idea of a CB at 113
, but the crop dried up early in the third.
I managed to get 4 of my pet cats (Irvin,Carder,Conrath,Potter) in one mock!