Giving some grades to the Browns for their draft picks

First Round 7th Pick

Joe Haden         A-

Browns needed help in the secondary and Haden can step in next season and make a difference. Haden didn’t give up a Touchdown in college and can be that shutdown corner back the Browns have lacked for many years. If the Browns would of landed Eric Berry I would of gave them an A+, but with him off the board they did the next best thing and drafted Haden.

2nd Round 38th Pick

T.J Ward  C+

The Browns decided to fill a need at safety instead of drafting best available, which I can’t  argue with, but with Sergio Kindle on the board and landing in our division it makes me wonder. T.J. Ward is a hitter and hopefully will  make opponents fear going over the middle. There is no question about Wards’ hitting ability, but is he going to be able to cover when needed? Wards, injury history  is a question mark with drafting him so high.  After all that, I do like the pick and think Ward could be mainstay in the Browns secondary for years to come.

2nd Round 59th pick

Montario Hardesty  C+

The Browns gave up two fifth round picks for this player because of the thinking that Hardesty wouldn’t be available in the third round. Hardesty, a hard nosed runner out of Tennessee was a major role in the Volunteer offense last season. Hardesty also with injury problems was drafted to make an impact next season for the Browns. Hardesty is going to be the hard nosed running back we have been lacking for many years.


3rd Round 85th pick

Colt McCoy A+

The Texas Quarterback was believed to be drafted in the second round. The Browns had three chances to take McCoy and finally took him in the third round. McCoy is a born leader and I really believe is going to be a great Quarterback for our Cleveland Browns. McCoy can play the position the right way and be a leader on and off the field.

3rd Round 92nd pick

Shawn Lauvao B+

Lauvao adds instant depth to the Browns offensive line. Everyone is raving how smart Lauvao is and what a high character person he is. Lauvao is a great addition to the Cleveland Browns family.

5th Round 160th pick

Larry Asante B+

The Browns selected another safety in the 5th round from Nebraska. Asante started 36 of 39 games for the Corn huskers. Asante adds depth to the secondary and should help the Cleveland Browns defense.

6th Round 177th pick

Carlton Mitchell A

Carlton Mitchell has tons of raw talent and size. Mitchell was projected to go higher in the draft but slipped into the six round for the Browns to grab him. I like Mitchell and am interested in seeing how he fits in next season. Mitchell can help the receivers next season and could grow into a nice NFL Wide Receiver. Where the Browns got this guy and with his potential, I love the pick.

6th Round 186th pick B+

Clifton Geathers

This huge defensive tackle, from South Carolina comes from a football family and  is a beast on the defensive side of the ball. The Browns added depth to the defensive line,  Geathers is huge and should be able step in next season with his size and contribute.

My overall grade for the Cleveland Browns 2010 draft is B+. The Browns got a lot better defensively and also added a  talented Wide Receiver. The Browns were able to get Colt McCoy in the third round and will be to let him sit behind Delhomme. The Browns didn’t add a young tight end where I thought they needed to. I like the Draft and hope this where it all turns around for our Cleveland Browns. Go Browns and Destination Super Bowl….


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