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2016 NFL Draft Grades: Cleveland Browns

Day 1 – Corey Co


Day 1 – Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor (Rd 1, #15)

If I’m honest, I think this is the only selection the Browns made that I really, really love. The Browns have a need at every position so any player would’ve filled a need. What I love about this pick is that even with his weaknesses he is the best receiver on this team – excluding the still suspended Josh Gordon. We’ve seen what Steve Smith Sr. can do in this division, well Coleman should be able to do pretty similar things.

Grade: A

Day 2 – Emmanuel Ogbah, EDGE, Oklahoma State (Rd 2, #32), Carl Nassib, EDGE, Penn State (Rd 3, #65), Shon Coleman, OT, Auburn (Rd 3, #76), Cody Kessler, QB, USC (Rd 3, #93)

Of these four players, Ogbah is the only one that I feel was a good pick and decent value. He has a long way to go before being a complete player but he has good tape and great tools to be a very productive player. The other three I feel are fairly average and Kessler was certainly a bit of a reach.

Grade: C

Day 3 – Joe Schobert, LB, Wisconsin (Rd 4, #99), Ricardo Louis, WR, Auburn (Rd 4, #114), Derrick Kindred, S, TCU (Rd 4, #129), Seth Devalve, TE, Princeton (Rd 4, #138), Jordan Payton, WR, UCLA (Rd 5, #154), Spencer Drango, OT, Baylor (Rd 5, #168), Rashard Higgins, WR, Colorado State (Rd 5, #172), Trey Caldwell, DB, Louisiana-Monroe (Rd 5, #173), Scooby Wright III, LB, Arizona (Rd 7, #250)

The Browns certainly took care of the need of depth on day 3, but there isn’t necessarily enough talent to start to turn this team around. I like Rashard Higgins, Scooby Wright III and Jordan Peyton, but I feel the Browns could’ve gotten better value from the rest of their selections. It’s pretty clear the Browns are really going for the ‘Moneyball’ approach, and I hope, for the Dawg Pound’s sake, it works.

Grade: C+

Overall Grade: C+

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Remy Cabache

Lifetime sports fan. I have written with RealSport since the NFL section started and I have also written for my own blog, EbonyBird.com and I have had several articles published in local newspapers covering my local (American) football team.

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