With Josh Gordon suspended the year, the Browns are in desperate need of a No. 1 receiver. They did sign two wide receivers in Brian Hartline and Dwayne Bowe, and while both will add depth, they certainly don't represent the future in Cleveland. With the 12th pick in the draft, the Browns will have some future all-pro options. Receiver might also be the deepest position in the draft. So if the Browns use an early pick on a receiver, it may come in the second or third round. Some names to keep an eye out for include DeVante Parker from Louisville, Jaelen Strong from ASU, and Breshad Perriman from Central Florida.
The Browns had all sorts of trouble stopping the run last year. With the crop of prospects in this year's class, they should be able to find an athletic big guy to help fill some of those holes. The talent available at No. 12 might be too good to pass up. Some of the big names in this year’s class: Malcom Brown from Texas, Danny Shelton from Washington, and Eddie Goldman from Florida St.
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It's not what Browns fans want to hear, but drafting a QB is a priority. They do have four quarterbacks on their roster, but the starting job is a toss up between Josh McCown and Manziel. Could Marcus Mariota be available with the No. 12 pick? If he's not, the Browns will likely wait a couple of rounds and target a second-tier QB. Some names to keep an eye on: Bryce Petty from Baylor and Brett Hundley from UCLA.
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Losing Jordan Cameron was a big blow this offseason. Now the Browns only have two tight ends on their roster, Gary Barnidge and Jim Dray. The Browns have to add depth to this position and will look to the draft to do so. The tight end class is fairly weak this year, but there are a few guys the Browns could target in the middle rounds that could make an early impact. The cream of the crop is Maxx Williams from Minnesota. He is likely a late first-round to early second-round pick. Some other names that will be on the Browns’ radar: Clive Walford from Miami and Nick O’Leary from Florida St.
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When Alex Mack went down last season, it left the offensive line in shambles. The Browns will need to add depth on the line to be prepared for something like that to happen again. There are some prospects in this year's class that could fill in at center nicely. The Browns will likely need to use a second- to fourth-round pick to get someone capable enough to step in immediately in such an important role. Some names on the Browns’ radar include Cameron Erving from Florida St, Hroniss Grasu from Oregon, and Reese Dismukes from Auburn.