And with the #5 Pick in the Arrowhead Pride Mock Draft, the Cleveland Browns Select...

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                Texas Tech WR Michael Crabtree

HIV 2 Elway with the pick...

Who wants the #5 pick?  Anyone?  Anyone?  Who wants Stafford?  Anyone?  Who wants Michael Crabtree?  Anyone?  The general consensus for the #5 pick over on the Brown’s page was defense.  With Curry and Raji off the board, taking one of the remaining defenders at #5 is a reach.  We’d love to trade down about 5 spots and pick up Maualuga but alas, we can’t find anyone willing to pony up for the #5 pick.  That said, with the #5 Cleveberg takes Mike Crabtree.

While we’re essentially going best player available in Crabtree, we’re also addressing one of the team’s top needs.  The Browns were dead last in passing offense in 2008.  On top of that their high profile tight end and his swollen balls are on the way out of town.  At the same time, their slot receiver is doing his best Leonard Little impression and should expect to miss time next season.  If they want their fruitcake QB to succeed, Cleveland needs to get Brady some options.

In 2008 the Browns, as a team, had 238 receptions for 2537 yards and 11 TD’s.  As a comparison, Tony G and Dwayne Bowe combined for 182 receptions for 2080 yards and 17 TD’s.  Wide out is a glaring need in Cleveland and Crabtree will be a nice compliment to Stone Hands Edwards.

Previous pick: DT B.J. Raji

Read more: Scouting Report (Mocking the Draft)

On the clock for tomorrow: Cincinnati Bengals (mistamic) and Oakland Raiders (mushin)

Click over for the schedule and current draft results.

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A pass rusher is another option here IMO. The Browns only managed 17 sacks last year. They're in a similar situation as the Chiefs- in need of a pass rusher but who is really worth it this high? But for the Browns, when you lose your second best receiver (Winslow) and another receiver (Stallworth) in the course of two weeks, you have to take someone on offense if you can't trade out. Crabtree it is.

 

Pick Round 1 Selection Date
1 Detroit Lions - UCrawford LB Aaron Curry Weds. March 10th
2 St. Louis Rams - Lanier63 OT Jason Smith Monday, March 16th
3 Kansas City Chiefs - TonyG88 OT Eugene Monroe Monday, March 16th
4 Seattle Seahawks - mikvogel DT B.J. Raji Tuesday, March 17th
5 Cleveland Browns - HIV2Elway WR Michael Crabtree
Tuesday, March 17th
6 Cincinnati Bengals - mistamic
Weds., March 18th
7 Oakland Raiders - mushin
Weds., March 18th
8 Jacksonville Jaguars - DThomasReigns
Thursday, March 19th
9 Green Bay Packers - JasonM
Thursday, March 19th
10 San Francisco 49ers - Harry Feltersnatch
Friday, March 20th
11 Buffalo Bills - ArrowDread
Friday, March 20th
12 Denver Broncos - Keyser Sose
Monday, March 23rd
13 Washington Redskins - Official Arrowhead Pride Parade
Monday, March 23rd
14 New Orleans Saints - cmpotter
Tuesday, March 24th
15 Houston Texans - ChiefsDude
Tuesday, March 24th
16 San Diego Chargers - Helmets
Weds., March 25th
17 New York Jets - NJChief
Weds., March 25th
18 Chicago Bears - Holmeslice
Thursday, March 26th
19 Tampa Bay Buccaneers - madtheory
Thursday, March 26th
20 Detroit Lions (from Dallas) - UCrawford
Friday, March 27th
21 Philadelphia Eagles - Chiefsfan717
Friday, March 27th
22 Minnesota Vikings - kcsno56
Monday, March 30th
23 New England Patriots - connerman
Monday, March 30th
24 Atlanta Falcons - RedNose
Tuesday, March 31st
25 Miami Dolphins - shraggyj
Tuesday, March 31st
26 Baltimore Ravens - Ben S
Weds., April 1st
27 Indianapolis Colts - craig in calgary
Weds., April 1st
28 Philadelphia Eagles (from Carolina) - Chiefsfan717
Thursday, April 2nd
29 New York Giants - ChiefsFan90s
Thursday, April 2nd
30 Tennessee Titans - Lvl.99
Friday, April 3rd
31 Arizona Cardinals - THE_TRUTH
Friday, April 3rd
32 Pittsburgh Steelers - McWhirt33
Monday, April 6th
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