Lunchtime links: Absurdly early draft grade edition

Updated Mar. 5, 2020 1:59 a.m. EST

It takes three years to grade a draft class. That this has been a rather depressing exercise for Browns fans over the past 15 years, but maybe this year will be different. At least a few of the national pundits believe the Browns did well for themselves, as you'll see in today's Lunchtime Links.

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Mansfield News-Journal: Browns had best draft in the NFL?


Sports Exchange gives the Browns the worst grades in the AFC North

CBS' Pete Prisco gives the Browns a B-

Sports Illustrated gives the Browns a B+ singles out every AFC North team in their "winners and losers" column

Bleacher Report gives the Browns an A, for what that's worth

Daily News Gems: Will Johnny Be Good? Sports writers react to the Browns first round pick

Dallas Morning News: Dallas Cowboys didn't draft a QB because they like Brandon Weeden


Redlegs Review: Reds earn "baseball heavyweight championship" belt with series win over Rockies Watch Aroldis Chapman strike out the side in his season debut

FOX Sports Ohio: Chap is Back

Enquirer: Windup change proves good for Reds' Homer Bailey


WFNY: Indians remove John Axford from closer role

Did the Tribe Win Last Night?: Tribe and Tomlin survive late inning scare

It's Pronounced "Lajaway": Is it Cody Allen time?


FOX Sports Ohio: Cavs close in on Griffin as GM

Real GM: Cavs offered bundle for Kevin Love last summer


Sports Injury Report: R.J. Umberger played through three injuries

Ryan Johansen's contract is top priority for Jackets

FOX Sports Ohio: Blue Jackets made a believer


Eleven Warriors: James Franklin making life difficult for Meyer, Buckeyes

Plain Dealer: Torrance Gibson releases his top 15

Land Grant Holy Land: In a nutshell

Celtics Today: Sullinger moves back to power forward