Friday, April 10, 2009

If this happens, I may lose my mind

Mel Kiper Jr:

5. Cleveland Browns (4-12)

Michael Crabtree, WR, Texas Tech: The stress fracture in his left foot shouldn't affect his draft status. He's a big-time player who should have a Larry Fitzgerald-type career in the NFL.
Lord help us if the Browns take a wideout with the 5th pick. That would be sooooo unbelievably fucking stupid. That's Darko stupid. That's Gerard Warren stupid. That's "let's try Darius Miles at PG" stupid.

This team has so many holes on the defensive side of the ball. Linebackers, a competent defensive end, playmakers in the secondary... they need 'em all. Taking another wideout (with a stress fracture in his foot!) is absolutely unnecessary.

(What would I recommend? Trade down! Trade Edwards for picks (if you must). Get as many young players as you can. There are lots of holes to fill.)


Graham said...

I really don't think anyone wants to trade up to the 5th spot. MAYBE one team will look to move up to get Sanchez but I doubt it.

By all accounts picks 1-10 are the same talent as the later parts of the first round, so why pay more for the same value. We're stuck at 5 and I don't see many great options there.

If you do trade Braylon-which seems plausible-who are you going to throw to if you don't draft Crabtree? You might be able to get another WR later, but they won't be in the same talent realm as Crabtree.

I don't have any problems with taking Crabtree as he seems like one of the true elite level talents in the draft, but then you have to look defense, defense, defense afterwards.

Ben said...

I dunno, I see wideouts as more of a final piece type dealy. Add those guys last, don't build around 'em. Look at Detroit (hell, look at THE BROWNS with Edwards and K2). Take all the wide receivers you want, if you can't run/throw/play defense, it ain't gonna matter.

LargeBill said...

This morning the PD quoted some goof saying he's heard the Browns are really high on Crabtree. Aaaargh. Crabtree may end up being a good player. However, this teams big need is not a WR. Strength both line and fix the defense. Trade down, trade down, trade down!