Pre Draft Projected Starting Roster (special teams not included):
QB – Brandon Weeden
RB – Trent Richardson*
WR1 – Josh Gordon*
WR2 – Greg Little*
WR3 – Travis Benjamin
LT – Joe Thomas*
LG – Jason Pinkston
C – Alex Mack*
RG – John Greco
TE- Jordan Cameron / Barnidge
RE – Desmond Bryant*
NT- Phil Taylor*
LE – Ahtyba Rubin*
SOL – Jaball Sheard
RIL – Chris Gocong
LIL- D’Qwell Jackson*
WOL- Paul Kruger*
LC – Joe Haden*
RC – Johnson Bademosi/Chris Owens
NC – Buster Skrine
SS – TJ Ward*
FS – Tashaun Gibson
There are a lot of questions out there right now pre-draft on who is starting for the Browns. Given dink and dunk Jason Campbell is the only “competition” for Brandon Weeden, Weeden is certainly the projected starter. We have uncertainty on the line, uncertainty at TE ,and I do not believe we have a starting FB on our roster. Our defense is full of uncertainty but I would consider it mostly concentrated around who will be starting opposite Joe Haden.
Our QB situation I think will be fine. I know there is a lot of disgust for our 30 year old QB out there but when I think you look at the situation logically, you will see that we gave Brandon the worst offensive system for his skill set, an inexperienced inept play caller who kept him out of the shotgun. Couple that with the most inexperienced offense in the NFL, and I believe he had the worse situation in the NFL. I’m not mad he didn’t have more success in what was a recipe for failure. Now with Norv Turner and another year to get to be fluent with his WR corps I really do think he will be fine while we develop young talent.
1st round: Dee Milliner CB (Alabama)
– Possible trade down regaining our 2nd round pick and taking Chance Warmack. I do not think after picking up Kruger/Bryant that Mingo or Jones are an option now and I think our Geno Smith interest is for show. Dee said in a radio interview that him and Joe would make a great “duo” and I agree.
3rd round : Tyler Bray QB (Tenn)
– My sleeper here is Landry Jones (probably alone on this one)
4th round : Tim Mcdonald FS (USC)
– Baccari Rambo if he is still on the board.
5th round : Garrett Gilkey OG (Chadron State)
– Great late round pick up barring Chance Warmack isn’t already a Brown.
6th Round :
Pick one : Tommy Bohanon FB (Wake Forest)
Pick two : Dustin Hopkins K (Florida State)
Let me know if you agree or disagree, and who you would draft!