Saturday, April 23, 2005

Evaluation of the Browns Draft - Day One

1 - Braylon Edwards
Savage considered him the best player in the draft. If they could not move down, they might as well pick the best player out there. Edwards immediately improves the Browns' offense, taking pressure off of Winslow and the other WRs. *cliche warning* An immediate, impact playmaker.

2 - Brodney Pool
The Browns have tons of holes to fill. While I would have been happy with a front 7 guy, I think I trust Savage when it comes to drafting DBs. In Baltimore, he was in on picking guys like Chris McAllister, Ed Reed, and Duane Starks. If Jones comes back from injury well, the Browns have a very nice tandem in the defensive backfield.

3 - Charlie Frye
I love it that the Browns did not panic and reach for Frye. Some had thought he would be gone in the first, but they did not blink, waiting until the third to get him. He is a nice hometown choice, who will not have to start from day one. If he can develop over the next year or so, the Browns may finally have their QB of the future.

All in all, I am very happy with the new regime in Cleveland. They showcased discipline, knowledge, and class. After the last five years, those are welcome qualities out of Berea.

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