Eh, I'm tired of seeing all these Houston Texans mock drafts, lets get some variety in here! As GM of the Browns in the TT Mock Draft, I figured I should try my luck on the machine and see what I get. Well, unfortunately, DE and DT are two positions that the Browns are pretty solid, but those and RB tend to be very plentiful in this mock machine. So while I didn't get exactly what I wanted, I think the Browns would be happy with this draft!
4 WR SAMMY WATKINS CLEMSON
I know Josh Gordon is a badass and all, but having Watkins on the other side of him would be amazing. While this draft isn't that realistic because JFF is available at 26, you could put JFF here and put Kelvin Benjamin or Marquis Lee at 26. Anyways, nice way to start.
26 QB JOHNNY MANZIEL TEXAS A&M
JFF to Cleveland at 26? Yes please. So long Trent Richardson, and thanks for all the fish.
35 DE STEPHON TUITT NOTRE DAME
This is a luxury pick of BPA because the draft just fell this way. I think Tuitt can be a 4-3 or 3-4 DE with his skills, and will fit right in the Browns hybrid 3-4 defense. He will find a way to get to the QB, no matter where you put him, which is the kind of player HC Pettine likes. Playing next to Rubin, he will become a "***** kitty" in no time.
71 ILB SHAYNE SKOV STANFORD
The Browns need help at ILB. Skov can stop the run, or rush the passer situationally, so he will be a nice piece to have in this defense. Dqwell Jackson can remain the SILB and Skov can start as the WILB next year.
83 G CYRIL RICHARDSON BAYLOR
Shaun Luvauo is a free agent, and pretty much the Rashad Butler of the team. He needs to be upgraded, and Richardson can be the answer to that problem. He can also help keep JFF clean, so JFF can be JFF.
102 CB STANLEY JEAN- BAPTISTE NEBRASKA
Big body cornerback who can start as a nickelback and rotate in as needed. Hopefully he can be the #2 across from Joe Haden in the future, but that will take some time to develop him.
123 RB ANDRE WILLIAMS BOSTON COLLEGE
It's no secret that the Browns need help at RB. Williams is a good RB who had an impressive year at BC and set some school records. He's 6'0 225 pounds, and he's strong, stout dude. The Browns need a RB like this, and would be better off drafting a guy than blowing money on a guy like Ben Tate. Williams can be the between the tackles guy and potentially a 3-down back, but he needs to work on pass protections.
133 WR JOSH HUFF OREGON
BPA here, the Browns should drop Greg Little this offseason, which leaves them with Josh Gordon, Travis Benjamin, and ... meh. Huff adds some depth and has some experience playing in the JFF Benny Hill Offensive system after playing at Oregon with Mariota. Mariota was much more disciplined as a pocket passer, but he had some plays where he would run around for 10 seconds before throwing
Huff has good hands, and always tries to make the catch, but often jumps unnecessarily, and ends up missing out on YAC sometimes. That's something he will need to work on, but he's a great value for a 5th.
164 S HAKEEM SMITH LOUISVILLE
I expect the Browns to retain TJ Ward, and find someone to start opposite of him. That person will likely come from free agency, but in the mean time we need depth behind those guys and Smith is a good prospect. He plays tough, hits hard and could be a good SS and special teams contributor.
195 RB JERICK MCKINNON GEORGIA SOUTHERN
More RB help. Building around JFF, the Browns are going to need some more bodies at RB. McKinnon is small, but pretty quick for his weight. He seems like he could fit the Kyle Shanahan offense.