Coming into the 2014 NFL draft, the Cleveland Browns held some of the most picks out of all the teams with ten. When the draft was over, only six players were actually drafted. They did however grab necessary pieces in the whole process. Cleveland added a quarterback, offensive tackle, linebacker, running back, and two cornerbacks. The Browns went ahead and traded their 7th round pick to the Ravens in exchange for Baltimore's 6th round pick in 2015.
With their last draft choice of 2014, Cleveland again bypasses wide receiver and added more depth in the secondary by drafting Pierre Desir with the 127th overall pick. Desir is a tall (6'1") cornerback from a small school (Lindenwood). The Browns must have seen potential in the long armed CB and it's easy to understand from his combine numbers. Pierre posted the second best broad jump that day. He did not seem out of place as a small school guy playing in the Senior Bowl against bigger competition either. Cleveland finds an explosive player with natural interception ability to come in and compete.
Undrafted Free Agent Signings:
6'0" 206lbs 4.66 sec 40 yard dash
5'11" 195lbs 4.62 40 sec 40 yard dash
San Jose State
5'11" 224lbs 4.57 sec 40 yard dash
It was good to see that the Cleveland Browns were not completely ignorant of their need to add depth to the receiver core by signing four undrafted players. Overall an exciting weekend for Cleveland fans and I had been spot on at predicting the Browns would select a cornerback, quarterback, and offensive tackle with the first three picks. What I had gotten wrong was the order and players that they would choose. The direction the organization seems to be going in is with slightly smaller, faster athletic players in general. It will be exciting to see how all of these selections translate in the competitive AFC North.