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)
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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.
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|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
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