There is not a lot of debate on where you draft Cleveland Browns players this year.
Most players aren’t going to take any Brown in the first round, it’s just not going to happen. I don’t blame them. The past results speak for themselves.
However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t a few sleepers on the team worth taking later on.
For example, Braylon Edwards. He’s in a contract year and he’s deeply embarrassed about last year’s debacle of a season. He was beyond putrid, leading the league in drops and running a close race with Chad Johnson and T.O. for pointless ESPN facetime.
(By the way, I refuse to call Chad – THAT name. I’m not buying into his hype, I don’t care if he made it legal, he’s a moron and that’s that.)
So if you’re looking for a late pick WR, go ahead and take Edwards. He’s probably going to perform closer to his 2007 level and would be good against the right kind of (weak) zone defenses.
When you’re looking at QBs, don’t overlook either of the Browns potential starters as a good benchwarmer to bring out at the right time. Eric Mangini’s offense, while featuring more running and ball control, still will feature whoever’s arm gets chosen.
Offensive Coordinator Brian Daboll is drawing up one offense, it doesn’t matter who runs it. It’s up to the individual QB to take the reins and be successful with it.
Speaking of ball control, pay attention to the Browns running back situation. I have a (Gut) feeling that this could be the one big surprise coming from the Browns this year – provided the offensive line comes together.
Either way, Jamal Lewis or Jerome Harrison also could be a good sleeper agent on your team this year.
Looking to D/SP, Joshua Cribbs still is on this team, last time I checked, and he’ll present more of the threat he was in 2007 this year.
Mangini is taking this team back to school and teaching them what it means to be a pro football player again. Romeo Crennell’s Happy Fun Time Spectacular is over, this team will be a lot better prepared than in previous years.
I’m still not sure how this will reflect in the win/loss column, but I do know taking a few Browns in your late round draft picks might not be such a bad idea.