Underwhelming, but Solid Nonetheless: Evaluating the Cleveland Browns’ Draft

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Published: April 27, 2009


... we really draft another quarterback?  Would we not only keep our "diva" receiver, but add another one as well?  Just exactly how "in love" was the new regime with players we really didn't need or want?

Finally, three months of rumors and smokescreens lead to the number five overall pick. 

And then, they traded it. 

Pick No. 17? Traded that, too. 

The 19th selection? Well, you know the theme by now.

At long last, pick No. 21 came and the selection was made.  And after what seemed like hours upon hours of trading down, the Browns made the unsexiest of all the unsexy picks—a center.

I must admit, I was probably one of the many Browns fans who was more than a little upset that I had to wait all day to see us draft Cal center Alex Mack.  But, after looking at this selection, along with the rest of the moves made by Cleveland, I must say I'm a little impressed.

The Browns came into t...

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