Cleveland Browns 1st Round Options: 2013 NFL Draft

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Feb 22, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Cleveland Browns coach Rob Chudzinski speaks at a press conference during the 2013 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

The Browns have had some good things going for them the last few years. There defense has looked good both of the last few years, last year they got some impact rookies on offense in Trent Richardson and Josh Gordon as well as Mitchell Schwartz who played very well at RT and Travis Benjamin who flashed a spark from the slot. However they have a new head coach in Rob Chudzinski, as well as hiring Joe Banner as their new CEO and Michael Lombardi as their new GM. On top of all that, they are also switching from a 4-3 defense to a 3-4 defense. How does the personnel currently on the team fit into that switch? Does the new staff like Brandon Weeden? The Browns have a lot of questions this offseason.

 

Oct 20, 2012; Knoxville, TN, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide defensive back Dee Milliner (28) during warm up prior to the game against the Tennessee Volunteers at Neyland Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Dee Milliner - Joe Haden is a legitimate #1 CB in this league. However the Browns #2 CB, Sheldon Brown is a free agent and even if brought back is getting older. Dee Milliner is an elite CB prospect and could be every bit as good as Joe Haden. This would give the Browns one of, if not the best CB tandem in the NFL. They are switching to a3-4 this year and if they can’t get pressure on the QB straight away they are going to need their CBs to be able to cover for a long time. 

 

Oct 29, 2011; Eugene, OR, USA; Oregon Ducks defensive end Dion Jordan (middle) sacks Washington State Cougars quarterback Marshall Lobbestael (6) during the second half at Autzen Stadium. The Ducks beat the Cougars 43-28. Mandatory credit: Jim Z. Rider-USA TODAY Sports.

Dion Jordan - Jordan is as athletic as they come. He would be a perfect fit for a 3-4 defense and the Browns need players who can fit their new scheme. Jordan used to play WR and TE so he knows how to play in space. He can cover TEs and RBs and has very fluid hips for a guy his size. He can get to the QB as well as anyone in this draft. He did just have surgery on his shoulder, but there shouldn’t be any lingering issues from that and he should be ready to go for camp this summer.

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