Michael Crabtree: Cleveland’s Rookie of the Year

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Published: April 11, 2009


... to hit a home run this year—the Cleveland Browns.

Cleveland has many holes to fill especially on the defensive side of the ball, but now with the Donte' Stallworth fiasco brewing, we are starting to see a glaring need at wideout as well.

The Browns would love to get Wake Forest linebacker Aaron Curry in the first round of the draft, but with the Chiefs acquisition of quarterback Matt Cassel in the offseason, Curry is looking to be snatched up at the No. 3 pick. Barring a trade, Cleveland will likely miss out on the Curry sweepstakes.

For Cleveland's sake, however, all hope is not lost. The linebacker class in this year's draft is deep, and it's going to be possible to get a potential starter with one of our two second round picks.

The question to be made is what should the Browns take with the No. 5 pick? The answer is Texas Tech receiver Michael Crabtree, for more then one reason.

Most analysts have Cleveland taking Texas hybrid defen...

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