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ROTB Community Draft, Pick 22: Defensive Help For The Cleveland Browns

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This pick was made by Cardsdefense

With the 22nd pick in the 2012 NFL Draft the Cleveland Browns select Whitney Mercilus DE, Illinois

After drafting Trent Richardson to help the offense the Browns decide to bolster their defense with their 2nd pick in the 1st round. The Browns got good production from Jabal Sheard last season, but have no other defensive ends that can get to the passer. Unfortunately the Browns missed their chance to sign Mario Williams so they must now look to the draft to fill this need. Mercilus is a ferocious pass rusher who plays with great power. He had a great junior year leading all college players with 16 sacks and 8 forced fumbles. With a little work on his technique this guy could be a terror for years to come.

Commentary:

This guy looks like he will be very good. Cleveland would have a very good draft by only getting Richardson and Mercilus. I liked him when khodder did a scouting report on him. Now if only they had a quarterback.

You will notice that the Lions are up next and no one has them. If you would like to be the Lions, send me an email with your pick. If more than one of you does, I'll figure it out.

Results/Draft lineup:

1. Colts (psknapp), Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford

2. Redskins (psknapp), Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor

3. Vikings (blank_38), Matt Kalil, OT, USC

4. Browns (Cardsdefense), Trent Richardson, RB. Alabama

5. Bucs (b0rd3rline) Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU

6. Rams (blank_38 and Cardsdefense) Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma St

7. Jags (JSteezy) Melvin Ingram, DE/OLB, South Carolina

8. Dolphins (alaskancard) Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame

9. Panthers (hevchv) Quinton Coples, DE

10. Bills (skid83) Riley Reiff, OT Iowa

11. Chiefs (StuckinColorado) David DeCastro, OG, Stanford

12. Seahawks (LAcardsfan) Luke Kuechly, LB, Boston College

13. Cardinals (GreaZzy) Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama

14. Cowboys (KDean75) Mark Barron, S, Alabama

15. Eagles (kj197728) Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama

16. Jets (DrullinOverDaCards) Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford

17. Bengals (CincyFan93) Stephen Gilmore, CB, South Carolina

18. Chargers (blank_38) Cordy Glenn, OL, Georgia

19. Bears (Kdean75) Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi State

20. Titans (Cardsdefense) Peter Konz, C, Wisconsin

21. Bengals (CincyFan93) Lamar Miller, RB, Miami

22. Browns (Cardsdefense) Whitney Mercilus, DE, Illinois

23. Lions (Sun April 15)

24. Steelers (Mon April 16) Steamin Beamin

25. Broncos (Tues April 17) lacardsfan

26. Texans (Wed April 18) b0rd3rline

27. Patriots (Thurs April 19) psknapp

28. Packers (Fri April 20) GreaZzy

29. Ravens (Sat April 21)

30. 49ers (Sun April 22)

31. Patriots (Mon April 23) psknapp

32. Giants (Tues April 24) skid83