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5 Teams That Won During the 2015 NFL Draft


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1. Cleveland Browns


Picks:


Round 1, pick 12 – Danny Shelton, defensive tackle, Washington

Round 1, pick 19 – Cameron Erving, center, Florida State

Round 2, pick 51 – Nate Orchard, outside linebacker, Utah

Round 3, pick 77 – Duke Johnson, running back, Miami (Fla.)

Round 3, pick 96 – Xavier Cooper, defensive tackle, Washington State

Round 4, pick 115 – Ibraheim Campbell, safety, Northwestern

Round 4, pick 123 – Vince Mayle, wide receiver, Washington State

Round 6, pick 189 – Charles Gaines, cornerback, Louisville

Round 6, pick 195 – Malcolm Johnson, tight end, Mississippi State

Round 6, pick 198 – Randall Telfer, tight end, USC

Round 7, pick 219 – Hayes Pullard, inside linebacker, USC

Round 7, pick 241 – Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, cornerback, Oregon


A year after drafting two players in the first round who both turned out to have major off-field issues, the Browns quietly pulled in an impressive 12-player haul during the 2015 NFL Draft. In the first round, the Browns landed defensive tackle Danny Shelton, who should be a Week 1 starter, and offensive lineman Cameron Erving, who may start his career at guard before eventually taking over for All-Pro Alex Mack at center.


In the second round, the Browns got an underrated player in outside linebacker Nate Orchard. The former Utah Ute should be able to come and pressure the quarterback on passing downs right away. Running back Duke Johnson, a third round pick out of Miami (Fla.), has the ability to end up being the team’s starter when it’s all said and done.


Finally, former Oregon cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, the Browns’ last pick, could end up being the steal of the draft if he can make a full recovery from the knee injury he suffered last December. The one position the Browns failed to address was wide receiver, but there is still no doubting that there is reason for optimism in Cleveland following the 2015 NFL Draft.

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Erving will start at RT next season. If he stayed at his original position he would of been a top 8-10 pick. He did what his team asked him to do and move to center. One guy I love having on this team. Meanwhile Shelton is missing OTA's to wait for it...finish his degree.

 

 

AWESOME.

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The one position the Browns failed to address was wide receiver, but there is still no doubting that there is reason for optimism in Cleveland following the 2015 NFL Draft.

 

Except, of course, they didn't "fail to address WR". They got Mayle in round 4. What do they think he is, a potted plant?

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The one position the Browns failed to address was wide receiver, but there is still no doubting that there is reason for optimism in Cleveland following the 2015 NFL Draft.

 

Except, of course, they didn't "fail to address WR". They got Mayle in round 4. What do they think he is, a potted plant?

I suspect they think he's a 4th rounder, someone who will take a little time to settle in, needs some work and is not an immediate starter or upgrade on our presumed starters.

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Erving will start at RT next season. If he stayed at his original position he would of been a top 8-10 pick. He did what his team asked him to do and move to center. One guy I love having on this team. Meanwhile Shelton is missing OTA's to wait for it...finish his degree.

... or had he stayed at LT he might have been a second round pick.

 

Cam may well end up starting somewhere, but when has a team ever asked a stud LT to move to Center? Or any interior O-line slot for that matter? Simply defies logic...

 

Not sure what was meant with the Shelton comment, so I'll choose to take it as a character complement.

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... or had he stayed at LT he might have been a second round pick.

 

Cam may well end up starting somewhere, but when has a team ever asked a stud LT to move to Center? Or any interior O-line slot for that matter? Simply defies logic...

 

Not sure what was meant with the Shelton comment, so I'll choose to take it as a character complement.

 

IIRC, FSU had a highly-recruited tackle that was set to take over the spot this year when Erving graduated. When the injuries happened, they tried both out at C. Erving had less of a problem transitioning to the spot in practice, hence the move.

 

Basically it became a situation of "be above average at two positions or be very good in one and very bad in another". It turned out that Erving actually played better at C, when it was all said and done.

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Basically it became a situation of "be above average at two positions or be very good in one and very bad in another". It turned out that Erving actually played better at C, when it was all said and done.

Ironically, it's the same situation we had last year with Greco, when Mack went down.....move Greco over and have 2 guys playing below standard....or keep Greco at guard and have one guy playing way below standard.....

 

too bad we didn't have an Erving then....but, of course, now we do.....:)

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I watched "Inside the Cleveland Browns" on TV - they talked about, and interviewed

every draft pick.

 

Every single guy they drafted is inspiring in a huge way. Every one of them

has an outstanding, kickass attitude, delighted to be with the Browns, studied and/or

knew Browns players already, have a hunger to win and excel - are very smart on and

off the field, they even speak intelligently - good characters, great teammates....

 

Seems like the impact on the Browns will be dramatic.

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I dont see him getting traded either....its all about depth....that was the whole point of drafting OL ......

 

Plus, Schwartz is a UFA at the end of the season, so not worth much unsigned.....it'll be interesting to see if he signs an extension or tests the market....

 

But, with the prospect of Mack having the option to leave, we need to keep all the OL we can ....

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