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The only way I'm taking a WR in the first two rounds is if I believe he's the next Calvin Johnson or Randy Moss.

The focus at the top of the draft needs to be adding impact players on defense. We've invested heavily on the offense over the past two seasons. We need to find an elite talent on the defensive side of the ball, preferably in both rounds 1 and 2. While I'd prefer it to be at S or LB, it almost doesn't even matter what position.

What happens in FA could change things slightly, but I still believe the focus for at least the first two rounds will be the defense.

That being said, we aren't going to have both OBJ and Landry on the roster long term. One is going to have to go. It wouldn't shock me if we traded one of them in the offseason, in which case I'd be OK taking a WR in round 1 or 2, but don't think it'll hurt the team that much if we don't.
Yeah, I’m not sure how many times I need to repeat this, but linebacker is obviously a bigger hole than receiver. All I’m saying is drafting a 4-3 linebacker in the first round isn’t great value insofar as success rates. There just isn’t much difference between drafting one in the first versus one in the third.
 

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A WR in the first round would not be a bad idea for this team headed into next season. We're a Jarvis Landry or OBJ injury away from being inept at the position. Getting a 1st round WR gives us a premium talent that is on a friendly deal for a few year which we will need once these extensions kick in.
 

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Yeah, I’m not sure how many times I need to repeat this, but linebacker is obviously a bigger hole than receiver. All I’m saying is drafting a 4-3 linebacker in the first round isn’t great value insofar as success rates. There just isn’t much difference between drafting one in the first versus one in the third.
But we don't really run a 4-3. We usually have only two linebackers in the field, so those 2 guys must be more mobile to cover more ground.

The position overall isn't as inportant in this defense simply because we only have 2 instead of 3. But it may mean that the 2 guys we do have need to be a cut above normal 4-3's in terms of athleticism.
 

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But we don't really run a 4-3. We usually have only two linebackers in the field, so those 2 guys must be more mobile to cover more ground.

The position overall isn't as inportant in this defense simply because we only have 2 instead of 3. But it may mean that the 2 guys we do have need to be a cut above normal 4-3's in terms of athleticism.
I didn’t mean anything beyond our linebackers are not rushing the passer. The drop-off in *coverage linebackers* between the 1st and 3rd round is not all that significant.

You will have the best odds of getting the best coverage linebacker in the first round, but the chance of getting them in the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc. is not substantially lower like it is for interior defense, EDGE, O-line, receiver, and secondary...
 

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Yeah, I’m not sure how many times I need to repeat this, but linebacker is obviously a bigger hole than receiver. All I’m saying is drafting a 4-3 linebacker in the first round isn’t great value insofar as success rates. There just isn’t much difference between drafting one in the first versus one in the third.
My comment wasn’t directed strictly at LBs. I honestly wouldn’t be opposed to taking the best defensive player on the board in round one as long as they fit our scheme. Don’t care if it’s an LB, a S, DB, DE, or DT as long as it’s an impact player.

The reason SF has been so successful on D is because they’ve invested a significant number of premium picks on defensive lineman. Wouldn’t be shocked if we just take the best DL in the first round.

If possible, I’d try to improve LB through FA and add depth through the draft. Browns need a LB that can contribute day 1 which I believe is harder to get from a rookie.

That being said, I’m likely not passing on Moses, Parsons, or Owusu-Koramoa if they’re on the board.
 
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My comment wasn’t directed strictly at LBs. I honestly wouldn’t be opposed to taking the best defensive player on the board in round one as long as they fit our scheme. Don’t care if it’s an LB, a S, DB, DE, or DT as long as it’s an impact player.

The reason SF has been so successful on D is because they’ve invested a significant number of premium picks on defensive lineman. Wouldn’t be shocked if we just take the best DL in the first round.

If possible, I’d try to improve LB through FA and add depth through the draft. Browns need a LB that can contribute day 1 which I believe is harder to get from a rookie.

That being said, I’m likely not passing on Moses, Parsons, or Owusu-Koramoa if they’re on the board.
I'm firmly on the "draft the best defensive player available" regardless of position. The Browns can use blue chippers anywhere on the defense.

The only offensive positions I would really even consider early given the current roster makeup is WR.
 

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A WR in the first round would not be a bad idea for this team headed into next season. We're a Jarvis Landry or OBJ injury away from being inept at the position. Getting a 1st round WR gives us a premium talent that is on a friendly deal for a few year which we will need once these extensions kick in.
Don't we want to see what we even have in DPJ? Could possibly even see him returning kicks this week. Also, not to side track (this sentence should probably go in the reg. Browns daily thread) but i'd rather spend a little bit of $ to bring in someone, if necessary. By no means a WR1 or even WR2, but the likes of a Willie Snead, Curtis Samuel, Keelan Cole, etc. Someone (a UFA) we may be able to throw a 1-2 year deal on that has been known to be reliable in case our WR1/2 goes down.

Back on topic.. Unless Chase (no way), either of the Bama boys, or Moore slips to us, then mayyyyybe. But we have some glaring holes we still need to fill that drafting a WR in round 1 may not be worth it.
 

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Don't we want to see what we even have in DPJ? Could possibly even see him returning kicks this week. Also, not to side track (this sentence should probably go in the reg. Browns daily thread) but i'd rather spend a little bit of $ to bring in someone, if necessary. By no means a WR1 or even WR2, but the likes of a Willie Snead, Curtis Samuel, Keelan Cole, etc. Someone (a UFA) we may be able to throw a 1-2 year deal on that has been known to be reliable in case our WR1/2 goes down.

Back on topic.. Unless Chase (no way), either of the Bama boys, or Moore slips to us, then mayyyyybe. But we have some glaring holes we still need to fill that drafting a WR in round 1 may not be worth it.
DPJ is a sixth round pick. Chances are good he's never going to amount to anything and we should operate under the assumption that he won't.
 

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DPJ is a sixth round pick. Chances are good he's never going to amount to anything and we should operate under the assumption that he won't.
Tom Brady says "Hi."

No, im not saying DPJ is gonna be in the GOAT conversation.
 

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Tom Brady says "Hi."

No, im not saying DPJ is gonna be in the GOAT conversation.
I'm not saying he can't pan out. Just saying he probably won't and we shouldn't operate under the assumption that he will.
 

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wasn’t DPJ getting first-team reps during the early stages of TC then got hurt? Or did he kind of fade out?
 

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For what it's worth.


15) Cleveland Browns: Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, LB Notre Dame
This is a great fit for the Browns. Owusu-Koramoah is not just any linebacker, but a linebacker, slot cornerback, and safety all rolled into one player. The calling card of Owusu-Koramoah is his elite coverage skills. Given the struggles in the safety and linebacker room for the Browns, Owusu-Koramoah gives them a great weapon to match up against tough weapons like Mark Andrews and others in the AFC North.

47) Cleveland Browns: Paulson Adebo, CB Stanford

79) Cleveland Browns: Joe Tyron, EDGE Washington

92) Cleveland Browns (via NO): Osa Odighizuwa, IDL UCLA

109) Cleveland Browns (via PHI): Tutu Atwell, WR Louisville

110) Cleveland Browns: Drake London, IOL Kentucky
So what I take from this is hey, we have 6 picks in the first 4 rounds...awesome
 

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