2011 ROTB Mock Draft: Cleveland Browns Make Their Pick, 49ers On The Clock

Our community and writer mock draft is going well. There has been consensus for the past two selections between the writer GMs and the community GMs. Almost unanimously the selection of Von Miller was seen as a great pick. Now the Browns are up, who played tough all last season but unfortunately played in the same division as the Steelers and Ravens

Who will it be? Blaine Gabbert is still on the board for the community. No quarterback has been selected yet. Gabbert is gone for the writer GM, but Cam Newton still is. B0rd3rline and RedBirdRevival have their picks revealed after the jump.

 

In the meantime, the dreaded San Francisco 49ers are now on the clock. SGM and JoeCB1991, you are up. Email me your picks and explanations by 11PM AZ time tonight. Note that the community member cannot draft a player previously drafted by the community and the same for the writers, but you cannot draft a player drafted by a previous writer. 

After the revealing of the picks, the forum is open for healthy debate. Vote and comment away.

B0rd3rline:

Robert Quinn, DE, North Carolina

With the draft falling the way that it has thus far (for the community), the Browns pick becomes a little more difficult to predict. The first inclination was to take Fairley as the BPA here, but it seems most scouts think of him either as a 4-3 DT or a 3-4 DE, neither of which helps Cleveland much in their switch back to a 43 defense (as they already have Brian Schafering and Derreck Robinson to fill the DT roles). One of the toughest parts of switching from a 3-4 to a 4-3 is finding a DE that is big enough to be a down lineman, yet athletic and quick enough to get around the OT to rush the passer. The Browns have a couple of players whom played the OLB position in the 3-4 in Marcus Benard and Matt Roth (who is a free agent), but they could really use significant help from the draft to make the transition easier.

It is with that in mind, that the Cleveland Browns select DE Robert Quinn out of North Carolina. Some scouts have projected him as a 3-4 OLB in the past, but he has the most experience as a 4-3 DE at UNC, and his stats (19 tackles for loss, 11 sacks, & 6 forced fumbles in 2009 alone) tell us he has the potential to be an elite pass rusher off the edge at the next level. The Browns in this position might have the slightest bit of hesitation with this pick, due to alleged "character concerns" stemming from his NCAA suspension, but in the long run his talent and potential to help the Browns transition to the 4-3 defense outweighs any of these concerns.

RedBirdRevival:

Da'Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson

A versatile DE, Bowers can disrupt any offensive play at any given time with his speed and strength. Finishing with 15.5 sacks and 26 tackles for a loss during his senior year at Clemson, Bowers has proved himself as one of the best pass rushers in college football and will likely be able to take his skills into the NFL. He is the best defensive end on the board and as GM of the Browns, I am glad he dropped to us!

 

Results of mock draft:

Draft Pick

Team

2010 Record

Community GM Pick

Writer GM Pick

1

Carolina

(2-14)

Marcell Dareus, DT, Alabama

Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn

2

Denver

(4-12)

Da'Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU

3

Buffalo

(4-12)

Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri

4

Cincinnati

(4-12)

A.J. Green , WR, Georgia A.J. Green , WR, Georgia

5

Arizona

(5-11)

Von Miller, OLB, Texas A&M
Von Miller, OLB, Texas A&M

6

Cleveland

(5-11)

Robert Quinn, DE, UNC Da'Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson

7

San Francisco

(6-10)

8

Tennesee

(6-10)

9

Dallas

(6-10)

10

Washington

(6-10)

11

Houston

(6-10)

12

Minnesota

(6-10)

13

Detroit

(6-10)

14

St. Louis

(7-9)

15

Miami

(7-9)

16

Jacksonville

(8-8)

17

New England

(14-2)

18

San Diego

(9-7)

19

NY Giants

(10-6)

20

Tampa Bay

(10-6)

21

Kansas City

(10-6)

22

Indianapolis

(10-6)

23

Philadelphia

(10-6)

24

New Orleans

(11-5)

25

Seattle

(7-9)

26

Baltimore

(12-4)

27

Atlanta

(13-3)

28

New England

(14-2)

29

Chicago

(11-5)

30

NY Jets

(11-5)

31

Pittsburgh

(12-4)

32

Green Bay

(10-6)

Draft assignments and team needs, according to drafttek.com

Draft Pick

Team

2010 Record

Assigned Community GM

Assigned Writer GM

Team Needs

1

Carolina

(2-14)

AlaskanCard

Skii

4-3 DT, 4-3 DE, WR1, WR2, WR3, CB

2

Denver

(4-12)

Azcardswinez

 JoeCB1991

4-3 DT, 4-3 DE, FS, SS, 4-3 OLB, 4-3 ILB, TE, ROT

3

Buffalo

(4-12)

J Steezy

RedBirdRevival

Everything except RB and WR, Kitchen Sink

4

Cincinnati

(4-12)

Badblood54

RedBirdRevival

QB, 4-3 DT, WR, 4-3 DE, FS, 4-3 MLB, OG, OC

5

Arizona

(5-11)

Billydacardsfan

Skii

QB, 3-4 OLB, CB, OG, LOT

6

Cleveland

(5-11)

B0rd3rline

RedBirdRevival

4-3 DE, 4-3 OLB, 4-3 MLB, WR, FS, CB

7

San Francisco

(6-10)

SGM

JoeCB1991

3-4 DT, 3-4 OLB, CB, OC, QB

8

Tennesee

(6-10)

Hevchv

Jessesb

QB, CB, 4-3 DE, 4-3 OLB, 4-3 MLB

9

Dallas

(6-10)

Thomaldo

Jess

ROT, FS, OG, SS, CB, SILB, WILB, 3-4 DE, 3-4 OLB

10

Washington

(6-10)

Az78true

RedBirdRevival

QB,RB, WR, OG, OC, 3-4DT, 3-4 OLB, FS, CB

11

Houston

(6-10)

Azcardswinez

Jess

3-4 DE, 3-4 DT, 3-4 OLB, FS, CB

12

Minnesota

(6-10)

J Steezy

Jessesb

QB, WR, 4-3 DT, 4-3 DE, FS, LOT, OG,

13

Detroit

(6-10)

Kj197728

Jess

CB, 4-3 OLB, MLB, ROT, OG, WR

14

St. Louis

(7-9)

Az78true

Skii

WR, 4-3 DR, 4-3 OLB, 4-3 DE, FS, CB, OG, OC, SS

15

Miami

(7-9)

AlaskanCard

Jess

QB, 3-4 OLB, SS, OC, OG, 3-4 MLB, RB, WR

16

Jacksonville

(8-8)

blank_38

Jessesb

4-3 DE, 4-3 MLB, CB, QB, WR, OG,

17

New England

(14-2)

Drullin'OverDaCards

CardsFan08

3-4 DE, 3-4 OLB, CB, RB, WR, OG, OT

18

San Diego

(9-7)

AustrianCardinal

 CardsFan08

3-4 DE, 3-4 OLB, FS, CB, WR, OT

19

NY Giants

(10-6)

cardinalbrown

RedBirdRevival

C, RB, OT, 4-3 OLB, SS, CB

20

Tampa Bay

(10-6)

Hevchv

Jess

4-3 DE, 4-3 MLB, FS, CB, OG, LOT, 4-3 OLB, ROT, TE, OC, WR

21

Kansas City

(10-6)

Nick Thoreson

Jess

3-4 DT, WR, OC, ROT, 3-4 OLB, RB, 3-4 SLB,

22

Indianapolis

(10-6)

Kdean75

 Jessesb

4-3 DT, 4-3 OLB, FS, CB, WR, OG, OC, OT

23

Philadelphia

(10-6)

Cory Williams

Jess

CB, OG, 4-3 DE, 4-3 OLB, 4-3 MLB, SS, OT

24

New Orleans

(11-5)

Psknapp

Jessesb

RB, 4-3 DT, 4-3 DE, CB, 4-3 OLB

25

Seattle

(7-9)

CardinalsFB

JoeCB1991

QB, 4-3 DT, CB, WR, OT, OG

26

Baltimore

(12-4)

Billydacardsfan

 CardsFan08

WR, OT, CB, FS, SS, OG, TE,

27

Atlanta

(13-3)

Kj197728

RedBirdRevival

4-3 DE, CB, WR, OT, TE, RB

28

New England

(14-2)

Draft

CardsFan08

3-4 DE, 3-4 OLB, CB, RB, WR, OG, OT

29

Chicago

(11-5)

KDean75

JoeCB1991

4-3 DT, C, SS, WR, OG, OT,

30

NY Jets

(11-5)

SportsCaveTV

Jessesb

OT, 3-4 DT, 3-4 DE, 3-4 OLB, FS, SS

31

Pittsburgh

(12-4)

Steamin' Beamin'

RedBirdRevival

CB, OG, OT, WR, 3-4 ILB, FS, SS, 3-4 DT, 3-4 DE

32

Green Bay

(10-6)

Strohman

CardsFan08

3-4 OLB, CB, OT, OC


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