Nov 1, 2013; Corvallis, OR, USA; Oregon State Beavers wide receiver Brandin Cooks (7) scores a touchdown against USC Trojans in the first half at Reser Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Browns Complete 2014 NFL Mock Draft


Few teams need a production draft like the Cleveland Browns do.  Here is an updated look at their latest 2014 NFL mock draft.

#4 – Greg Robinson – OT – Auburn

Pass and run blocking were both problems for Cleveland in 2013.  They do have two stars up front in Joe Thomas and Alex Mack but nothing elsewhere.  Greg Robinson is a freak athlete for his size and will lend an immediate hand as a road grader at right tackle with loads of upside as a pass protector.

#26 – Brandin Cooks – WR – Oregon State

Josh Gordon is the #1 guy for the Cleveland Browns, so getting some complimentary receivers to take heat off him is paramount.  Brandin Cooks isn’t big but he’s so fast, agile and creative after the catch that the team can move him all over the field to create matchups.

#35 – Tom Savage – QB – Pitt

The debate rages on about the Browns quarterback targets and whether Tom Savage is a true rising sleeper or just fools gold.  The fact is the Pitt quarterback played well in a pro style offense, has a gun for an arm, stands 6’5″ and can move.  If Cleveland can’t coach that up, then they have problems.

#71 – Keith McGill – CB – Utah

Like with Gordon, the Browns need to find somebody to team with star cornerback Joe Haden on the defense.  Keith McGill has the attention of most 2014 NFL mock draft due to his 6’3″ frame and good athleticism, making him another Richard Sherman type.

#83 – Chris Borland – ILB – Wisconsin

Karlos Dansby should be fine at inside linebacker for one season but he’s not a long-term option.  Wisconsin standout Chris Borland is a physical tackler with tremendous instincts to man the interior.  He’s also celebrated for his leadership as well.

#106 – Dion Bailey – FS – USC

The Cleveland Browns tried in vain to get Jairus Byrd during free agency and lost T.J. Ward at the same time.  More help is needed in that area.  Dion Bailey is a versatile talent with good range, savvy in coverage and the toughness to be a factor against the run.

#127 – Storm Johnson – RB – UCF

Ben Tate got paid to be the feature back and he will be but his injury history should compel the Browns to add insurance behind him.  Storm Johnson was a tough, productive runner for UCF and has added value as a pass catcher out of the backfield.

#145 – Anthony Steen – OG – Alabama

Early last season, guard Anthony Steen was considered one of the best in college football.  Unfortunately an ill-timed injury knocked him out for the season and torpedoed his draft stock.  Cleveland takes a flier in hopes he regains that dominant form.

#180 – Marcel Jensen – TE – Fresno State

Jordan Cameron has become a star at tight end for the Browns but his contract is almost up and the team has no insurance for him leaving.  Marcel Jensen was a blocker at FresnoState but his athletic potential and soft hands could become something much more.

#218 – Zach Moore – DE – Concordia (MN)

Being inexperienced and coming from Division II will be what holds back Zach Moore from going higher.  His physical upside as a force up front are not to be overlooked.  The Cleveland Browns could get some high quality depth by taking him on to develop.

Tags: 2014 Nfl Mock Draft Brandin Cooks Chris Borland Cleveland Browns Dion Bailey Greg Robinson Keith Mcgill Storm Johnson Tom Savage

  • Rick G

    After spending all that money on Hawkins, there is no way we take another slot receiver at 26

    • Erik Lambert

      Cooks is not just a slot receiver, Rick. He thrived on the outside for Oregon State. Reminds me a lot of Steve Smith. Very versatile.

  • Tynan Patrick

    I don’t think Borland will last that long, someone will scoop him up in the second round, personally I think he goes early second in the 35-45 range

  • Jarod Cook

    Not the greatest Mock I’ve seen you have for the Browns. Love the #4 pick and think Robinson is a future star who can take over for Thomas when he retires. Until then we help secure the right side of the OL. I’m not a fan of Cooks, and think his stats were inflated by the gimmick offense he played in. Would rather see them take a bigger WR like Robinson, Moncrief, or Matthews. Haven’t heard much about Savage until the last week or so, seems to be making a meteoric rise up draft boards. But I agree he has the tools and size to excel if he can be coached properly. McGill is an injury concern but his potential is well worth the 3rd round pick. Don’t really see Borland falling that far in the draft but would be a great value pick, there isn’t deep talent at the position so teams will get antsy and grab him in the 2nd. Bailey could challenge for a starting role at FS, but is better suited at SS. As for late picks they add some depth at positions, but would like to see the double up on QB.

  • Josh Hart

    Holy crap what a reach for a terrible QB!