2016 Browns Round 1 Draft Grade

The 2016 NFL Draft kicked off and the Cleveland Browns, as expected, traded back to gain more draft picks. The Browns moved from Pick 8 to Pick 15. In the trade Tennessee made the pick at 8 and selected OT Jack Conklin, MSU. A good pick and a nice overall first round for the Titans. The Browns then selected WR Corey Coleman, Baylor. The Browns Draft Grade is a combination of the value of the trade and the player selected. Here is how the trade breaks down. Tennessee Gets:  Round 1 (8) Jack Conklin, OT, MSU Round 6 (176) Cleveland Gets: Round 1 (15) Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor Round 3 (76)...

Is a Joe Thomas trade in the best interest of everyone?

This one is going to anger a lot of Browns fans. But a Joe Thomas trade would make sense and be win-win-win for the Browns, a contender, and Joe Thomas. “If you love something, you must set it free” (Richard Bach) Joe Thomas is never winning a Super Bowl in Cleveland. He is going into the Hall of Fame as a Brown. We need to let him go and have a chance at winning. It is difficult to talk about trading away your heart-and-soul. Joe Thomas has been through so many front offices, coaches, coordinators, and sadly Quarterbacks. He has never complained, provided the Browns quality leadership and acted as...

Updated 2016 Cleveland Browns Mock Draft (7 Rounds)

The Browns now have 12 picks in the 2016 NFL Draft. Which is good because they have an incredibly thin roster. There are probably more holes than there are certainties. Who am I kidding?  There are far more holes. With 6 picks in the top 100 there is a chance to fill some starter holes and add multiple players who will make the roster. This is a best case scenario 2016 Updated Cleveland Browns 7 Round Mock Draft Round 1 Pick 8 (8) (From Philadelphia) DeForest Bukner, DE, Oregon. This guy is massive and would fill a huge hole of pass rusher. Though, him sliding to 8 may be unlikely. The problem...

Updated Cleveland Browns Mock Draft with trades- The Trade Up Scenario

When the Browns made the monumental trade back from 2 to 8, it changed the entire draft. The top QBs are not sliding past 2, and the Browns seem ok missing out on one of them. The quantity of picks that the Browns has amassed, coupled with multiple tradeable compensatory picks, the Browns will be on the move again. With 12 picks, the Browns could just stay put and get 12 players who actually would have a shot at making the team. However, the Browns are more likely to make multiple moves, up and down. In this scenario, the Browns decide that they love a player who is likely to...

Cleveland Browns Trade Number 2 Pick to Eagles

The Browns and Eagles have made a massive trade with a week before the NFL Draft. The Browns get a haul of picks but will not be taking one of the top two QBs in the draft. Here is how the deal breaks down: Here is the breakdown, according to WKYC: This trade is a sign that Browns were either: A. Not sold on either of the QBs or B. Were sold on Goff and believe that the Rams will take him. If the Browns believed either one of these guys was a savior, they did not believe it enough to pass up a plethora of picks. This a wise...

The curious case of Ifo Ekpre-Olomu

The Browns waived Ifo Ekpre-Olomu. This move is disappointing as he was one of the only potential bright spots in a 2015 draft class that is destined for abject failure. Ekpre-Olomu was a likely first or second rounder before a knee injury late in the season ended his college career. Ifo Ekpre-Olomu made headlines as he had wisely taken out an insurance policy to protect him against injury, like the one he sustained. He collected a 3 million dollar policy when he slid down the draft to the Browns in the 7th round. It was a smart move for Ekpre-Olomu and is being replicated by many football players. It is...

Cleveland Browns Mock Draft- 7 Rounds (2.0 with trades)

This Cleveland Browns Mock Draft-7 rounds has multiple trades and has the Browns capitalizing on players sliding and allows the Browns to get great value. With needs a plenty the Cleveland Browns mock drafts are so unpredictable because there are so many different ways to go. With an inexperienced front office that failed their first test as a team, the draft must be executed flawlessly. The QB hole is temporarily filled with RG3, but that could still be an unmitigated disaster. Trades are tough to project, but the Browns should use their ammunition of multiple tradeable compensatory picks for the 2017 draft and get the best possible value. Moving around...

2016 Cleveland Browns 7 Round Mock Draft

Cleveland Browns mock draft 7 rounds

Well, the here is the good news, the Browns have bunch of draft picks this year, and even more next year. Wahoo. The bad news, there are probably 3 “guaranteed starters” on this team. The Cleveland Browns must nail the draft and get great value out of every pick. The team needs to let the draft come to it, be willing to trade picks, and get the best player available. The signing of RG3, love it or hate, does not necessarily have a huge impact on the drafting of a QB. But it does give the Browns some flexibility, which is important. If the Browns are sold on Wentz or...

The 2017 NFL Draft; The Cleveland Browns Show

The 2017 Cleveland Browns draft will be the most important event for the team. Loaded with compensatory picks that will be able to be traded, the Browns need to show up big time. After day 1 of Free Agency, the Browns stand to have multiple compensatory picks in the 2017 NFL draft. Also, it is likely the Browns will be horrific as they lost 4 of their best players, struck out on every free agent target, and are an even bigger laughing stock. As of now, and this will likely change According to the Over the Cap (see below), the Browns will likely have some solid compensatory picks. These are determined by the...

Moneyball Just got Hit in the Face; The Speed of the NFL in the Front Office

Everyone in the NFL has had an eye on the Cleveland Browns, partially because of the comedic value, some curiosity, and how can you look away from any train wreck? Some people praised the “bold” strategy, of employing Moneyball to the NFL. Truth be told, it some what already exists, but not in the same form as baseball, which is how the Browns Depodesta has been doing it. Can it work, sure. Will it with the Browns? Probably not. On day one of Free Agency the Browns front office looks like they got punched in the face. Like if you were to put Bartolo Colon on an offensive line and...

2016 Cleveland Browns Free Agency-Day 1; Too Early to say Next Next Year?

The 2016 Free Agency period opened at 4pm Cleveland Standard Time and by 4:20pm the Browns were already failures. It is odd to me, that the Browns can even find ways to disappoint me even in March. When I went a hike to try to come down from my anger of the news the news of day 1, three things come to mind when I think of the current Browns: Abject Failure. Dumpster Fire. And Burning Rivers. I know, it is far too early to declare this off season a total failure, however today was one of the worst days I can remember as a Browns fan. It was an utter disappointment because...

Cleveland Browns Free Agency Needs in 2016

The Browns have many glaring holes, zero depth, and just lost some of their only decent players to free agency. Does this sound familiar? Yes. Annually this seems to be the theme, should I just write the 2017 Free Agency Needs now? It was bad enough going into Free Agency, but not signing one of the four big free agents and failing to land any big names is leaving this team in a worse situation than I can ever remember. Biggest Positions of Need The Browns have more positions of need than they do those that are locked up. And it isn’t even close. The only hard part is narrowing down the...