NFL Draft 2015 Review – Cleveland Browns

The Cleveland Browns need all kinds of help.  Fortunately, they had twelve picks in this year’s draft.  Let’s check out who they picked.

Round 1 (Pick 12):  Danny Shelton – NT – Washington.

Round 1 (Pick 19):  Cameron Erving – C – Florida State.

Round 2 (Pick 51):  Nate Orchard – DE – Utah.

Round 3 (Pick 77):  Duke Johnson – RB – Miami (FL).

Round 3 (Pick 96):  Xavier Cooper – DT – Washington State.

Round 4 (Pick 115):  Ibraheim Campbell – SS – Northwestern.

Round 4 (Pick 123):  Vince Mayle – WR – Washington State.

Round 6 (Pick 189):  Charles Gaines – CB – Louisville.

Round 6 (Pick 195):  Malcolm Johnson – TE – Mississippi State.

Round 6 (Pick 198):  Randall Telfer – TE – USC.

Round 7 (Pick 219):  Hayes Pullard – ILB – USC.

Round 7 (Pick 241):  Ifo Ekpre-Olomu – CB – Oregon.

Last season, the Browns were worst in the NFL in run defense.  Adding Shelton, Orchard, Cooper, and Pullard will help Cleveland contain the run a little bit better this season.

On offense, Erving has the capability to start anywhere on the offensive line.  Duke Johnson could become an electrifying option as a third-round back and as a kick returner.   Malcom Johnson and Telfer should help to improve the Browns’ run-blocking.

Overall, the Browns focused on fixing their deficiencies up the middle on both sides of the ball.  They accomplished their main objective with this draft.

Grade:  B+.

(Draft results provided by NFL.com.  Image below provided by Pixabay.com.)


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