For the Browns – It’s the Drama of Another Top 5 Pick!

In the 1999 draft the Cleveland Browns select…. Tim Couch. Ten years later and with the fifth pick in the draft the Cleveland Browns select …… Who is going to be the next Cleveland Brown draft pick? We don’t know who it is going to be today but that player is going to make a lot of money.

Couch received a seven year, forty eight million dollar contract with a twelve million dollar signing bonus. Courtney Brown received a six year forty five million dollar contract and Gerard Warren receiving a six year thirty six million dollar contract.

That my friends is the reason why the Browns are drafting again in the top five. 132 million dollars on two players who are out of the league,and Gerard Warren is wearing out his welcome in Oakland. You mess up three major draft picks it is going to set you back ten years.

Hopefully with this new regime we can get it right which worries me about drafting in the top five and tying a lot of money in one guy again. If the opportunity arises the Browns should no question trade down and pick up extra draft picks in the first day.

It might not be the sexy move on Draft day but Joe Thomas wasn’t either, and he is are best draft pick in the past ten years. If the Browns do not find any takers to trade down what do they do with that fifth pick to make sure the past doesn’t repeat itself?

The Browns need multiple players to fill multiple needs on both sides of ball. If you are drafting a defensive player in the top five you better make sure he is a Game changer. What changed the Tampa Bay Buccaneer franchise around was drafting Warren Sapp in the first round and then hitting on Derrick Brooks in the second round.

Two defensive guys that eventually turned the franchise around on that side of the ball and won a Super Bowl. Pittsburgh and it irks me to say it hit on drafting a MAC Quarterback in the first round and that longed haired freak in Troy Polamalu with the sixteenth pick in 2003.

The Browns need that in this years draft selecting a players that are going to make an impact early and stay around for a long time. Could those players be from USC in Ray Mauluga and or Clay Matthews Jr. Wouldn’t it be nice having are own long haired defensive player making plays all over the field against those hated Squeelers.

Clay Matthews Jr. sacking Big Ben Roethlisberger in front of the Dawg pound seeing seventy seven thousand barking dogs. I feel drafting either one by moving down or receiving another first day draft pick would be a safe pick for the Browns.

How about Chris Wells and Jamal Lewis both in the backfield together pounding the Baltimore Ravens defense. Chris Wells might be a gamble on staying healthy but wasn’t Adrian Peterson? Chris Wells could make Jamal Lewis fresher and Lewis could mentor Wells and we wouldn’t have to worry about are Running Back situation for years to come.

The draft is less then a month a way and the Browns are almost on the clock. So I ask you with the fifth pick in the 2009 draft the Cleveland Browns select…..

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4 Responses to “For the Browns – It’s the Drama of Another Top 5 Pick!”

  1. kyle says:

    i say take either curry or crabtree if their there if not trade down b/cuz like you said you cant mortgage that kind of money on a tweener guy like orkapo from texas or that guy from fsu that might not work out and im sure there will be trade partners like detroit or philly who despratly need an OT even if all the elite OT prospects are gone that means stafford will still be there and im sure someone will want their QB of the future but yea i say curry or crabtree because you gotta put that pick on a guy that you know will be a stud for years to come even if it isnt exactly a huge need for you

  2. andrew says:

    I understand the trade down situation, but I think I would invest the money in someone like curry or orakpo – especially curry! I think trading down could hurt the browns in the long run – I understand that trading down cost less, but why are we complaining EDWARDS is overpaid for his production! Take curry or orakpo if available in the first, trade for another 1st or more in the 2nd round and pick up a top corner (oregon, utah, Wake Forest) and if shonn greene is available late in the 2nd or early 3rd PICK HIM UP. More than likely he will drop to third round, which would be a steal! I saw this kid run in every game last year and I don’t question his strength, motivation, and willingness to run over corners. With our other picks look at Robinski WR as a #2, later we should look at the kid from Cal Poly WR he is huge and fast. I like Wells, but question his ability to come back from injury. I feel that Manginni will do okay in the draft (lets hope)

  3. Jeffrey says:

    I think if crabtree, curry, or beanie is there you must grab them. Otherwise trade down and get matthews jr. maybe get a rb or wr in the 2nd round. need db’s and safties too.

  4. Dan C says:

    Randy man, get a proof reader or something. That was tough to read. Why does everything concering the Browns always have to be difficult or messy?