Browns enter draft with questions
February 27, 2013 · 0 Comments
Heading into the draft in only a few weeks, there really is no clear cut direction that the Browns will go. Some mock drafts fill gaps in the defense, while others focus on the offense side of the ball. No matter the direction, there are plenty of gaps to fill.
If I had to narrow it down to three positions I would attack during the offseason, it would be, wide receiver, offensive line and the secondary.
These are areas we have consistently seen problems and it needs corrected. Look at the number of times the Browns got beaten in the secondary. Or the number of times receivers have dropped balls.
When you look back at last year’s draft, many thought for sure the Browns would go after a wide receiver, but they didn’t. Instead they picked up Gordon prior to the season beginning. This was a huge pickup and paid off in my opinion.
I would like to see the Browns pick up a big star receiver in the draft or free agency this year. Between Watson, Gordon and Richardson, the offense overall is somewhat improved. There are still gaps and a long way to go until the team is solid.
Targeting a quarterback in the draft is not even an option if you ask me. Wasting a pick on a quarterback would not make sense at all as there are bigger needs that need filled.
The book is still out on Brandon Weeden and there is really no clear cut solution to what they team will do with him. They may keep him or just pick up another quarterback in free agency.
This draft will be an interesting one as the Browns figure out which gaps to fill and in what order. Also it will be interesting to see how the new staff handles this draft and what their drafting plans are.
This draft is sure to offer surprises and a lot of questions, for now at least.
By Eric Poston