Posted: 3/19/2012 4:19 PM
PROSECUTOR wrote: Vinnie the Fly says Kalil is on the Browns short list at #4. They have nothing at RT since Pashos was released. Kalil would be the BPA at #4 and could be moved to LT if Thomas gets hurt. Heckert said they're going to be drafting offensive linemen. Holmgren said they need to run the ball effectively and protect McCoy better if he's going to have any chance of success. I haven't heard that they are pursuing any free agent RTs. I agree you normally don't take a RT in the top 5, but I really don't think the Browns want to go with Blackmon at #4 and their secondary is the strongest unit on the team, so Claiborne might not be the best choice.Top five picks don't cost as much as they did previously, so if you can get one of the top RT's in football who can also switch over to LT if needed, it probably makes sense. I can really see the Browns taking him if he's there. Every year they decide to make the prudent but unspectular move. Alex Mack over Sanchez, Phil Taylor over Julio Jones, Joe Thomas over Adrian Peterson - the Browns always go for singles over the home run. They're all about risk aversion. Did I mention they didn't get RG3 and had zero interest in Matt Flynn?
Last edited 3/19/2012 8:15 PM by redright
Posted: 3/19/2012 4:28 PM
Posted: 3/20/2012 2:08 PM
redright wrote: Sorry. I-touch errorAir Any other OLs you like in the opening rounds?
Posted: 3/20/2012 2:15 PM
redright wrote: Air, I like it as in I'm okay with it. I do want an OT. See it as the weakest link IMO ClaireborneIs going 3. Kalil may go 3. I would take either at 4. Getting an OT in the first is good. I am weary with poor O L play. Not a fan of drafting a WR without a QB or an OL but using 22 & 37 to get an OL may workPinkerton, Lavao, Pashos were awful last year and I see little chance of them improving to form a quality OL .I read a report that Pashos was good when available. Not a good run blocker but a good pass blocker. Not sure of that, but he apparently graded better than I remember him playing. Pinkerston was dreadful and especially poor at recognizing pass rush. Lauvao graded better than Pinkerston, but both were poor offensive guards. We need a lot of help at OL and any QB behind this line is in trouble.edited to correct placement and clarify.
Posted: 3/21/2012 10:05 AM