Browns should forget drafting WR or TE.


There is no reason the Browns should waste their 2015 draft picks on “skill” positions of WR or TE. Instead they should draft those positions that will be productive in 2015 like a pass rusher, a run stopping NT and of course a right tackle so they can move Mitchell Schwartz into RG.

Why do I suggest that? It is simple. The Browns do not have a QB on the roster. The best QB on the roster is Thaddeus Lewis but he will not be on the final 53. Without a QB, why would you waste picks on a WR or TE? Focus on defense and the O line and a quality FB so that the team can run the ball. They will have to be able to block 47 guys in the box because no team will take the pass threat seriously given the QB roster.

Of course the Browns front office could begin to listen to me and actually draft Brett Hundley QB UCLA in the 2nd round. I strongly suggested they draft Russell Wilson in 2012. I recommended that they take Teddy Bridgewater last year. But they took Johnny Manziel.

So I have no doubt they will depend on Johnny Football and company to lead the offense in 2015. On second thought maybe they are listening to me. Have they jumped on the “Crash for Cardale” bandwagon? It really doesn’t matter if they are signed up for it or not, with this QB roster and the schedule against the NFC and AFC West divisions, the team is headed for a top 3 pick next year.

That is what I think. Tell us what you think by commenting here or tweeting me @NNRonDSN.

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