P.J.’s Thoughts on the Browns and NFL Draft
CLEVELAND — The Browns had four major needs heading into the 2012 NFL Draft: quarterback, running back, wide-receiver and offensive line.
They also needed to add players at defensive back and linebacker.
The Browns certainly addressed positions of need, minus the wide-receiver.
I would have liked to have seen the Browns be more aggressive in the Draft with wide-receivers, after all, they kept saying they need to put weapons around Colt for him to be better.
Browns President Mike Holmgren addressed the Browns’ lack of aggressiveness during the draft when it came to wide receivers.
“That`s why no one’s in a panic about how the draft went as far as our receivers,” said Holmgren. “We will not drop the ball like we did last year. We will have a running game to go with our passing game. Just by those things by themselves, it will be better.”
I like what the Browns did in the first round — they got a play maker and a quarterback in Trent Richardson and Brandon Weeden.
I wanted the Browns to draft a wide receiver with the 37th pick, but when other teams made a run at offensive lineman, I think the Browns wanted to address that position before they missed out on key guys.
I feel like the Browns reached on some players and didn’t always take the best player available at certain positions.
I guess only time will tell if the Browns knew something that nobody else did.
Overall, I give Holmgren, Heckert and Company a solid “B” in this year’s draft.