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Cincy Jungle Writer's mock draft: Cleveland Browns on the clock (again)

With their second first-round pick, who will the Browns select that could help them finally rise from the basement of the AFC North?

Chris Graythen

The latest edition of the Cincy Jungle Writer's Mock Draft is here. Be sure to keep up with all of the picks in a out stream page.

Next up are the Cleveland Browns, who are picking in the first round for the second time.

Mickey: Browns take Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State

The Browns look tom improve their offense and will look for Cooks to emulate a former Brown, Josh Cribbs. Cooks is an explosive playmaker that can make cuts as well as patiently wait for plays to develop.

The Browns seem to be all in over the next couple season based on their activity in free agency. Adding Cooks gives their earlier quarterback selection another weapon and if they gel, could be a very strong passing offense.

Anthony: Cardinals (TRADE) take Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State

The man who shall remain nameless in Cincinnati (Carson Palmer, cough, cough) is 34 years old and in the twilight of his career. He can likely be their quarterback for the next year or two, but Arizona needs to start looking to the future. Opinions vary widely on Carr, but he'll likely be a late first round selection.

Bruce Arians loves throwing the football and there is plenty of effective tape of Carr doing just that at Fresno State. He needs to work on his pocket presence in the face of pressure, but could develop into a solid NFL starter.

Jason: Browns take Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State

Roby may have some holes in his game and character, but talent will win out with him as the Browns nab him to pair alongside the All-Pro Joe Haden. Roby needs to have his technique refined and become a more consistent player, but Mike Pettine is the perfect head coach for him to be under.

He'll ensure Roby keeps his head on straight and lives up to his potential. If Roby does buy in and learn from Pettine and Haden, this Browns secondary could become one of the best in the NFL with Donte Whitner protecting the back-end of their defense.





1 - Texans Jadeveon Clowney Johnny "Football" Manziel Jadeveon Clowney
2 - Rams Greg Robinson FALCONS TRADE: Jadeveon Clowney Greg Robinson
3 - Jaguars Teddy Bridgewater Blake Bortles Khalil Mack
4 - Browns Blake Bortles Sammy Watkins Blake Bortles
5 - Raiders Khalil Mack Greg Robinson Johnny Manziel
6 - Falcons Jake Matthews RAMS TRADE: Mike Evans Jake Matthews
7 - Buccaneers Sammy Watkins Jake Matthews Sammy Watkins
8 - Vikings JETS TRADE: Mike Evans Khalil Mack Teddy Bridgewater
9 - Bills Eric Ebron Eric Ebron Eric Ebron
10 - Lions Justin Gilbert Justin Gilbert Justin Gilbert
11 - Titans Anthony Barr Aaron Donald Antony Barr
12 - Giants Aaron Donald Anthony Barr Aaron Donald
13 - Rams Ha Ha Clinton-Dix Taylor Lewan Mike Evans
14 - Bears Taylor Lewan Ha Ha Clinton-Dix Timmy Jernigan
15 - Steelers Kyle Fuller Darqueze Dennard Darqueze Dennard
16 - Cowboys Johnny Manziel Odell Backham Ha Ha Clinton Dix
17 - Ravens Marqise Lee Marqise Lee Zach Martin
18. Jets VIKINGS TRADE: Derek Carr Calvin Pryor Kyle Fuller
19. Dolphins Zack Martin Zack MArtin CJ Mosley
20. Cardinals CJ Mosley BROWNS TRADE: Teddy Bridgewater Taylor Lewan

21. Packers Jimmie Ward Kyle Fuller Jimmie Ward
22. Eagles Odell Beckham Xavier Su'a-Filo Odell Beckham
23. Chiefs Brandin Cooks Cyrus Kouandijo Marqise Lee
24. Bengals Darqueze Dennard Dee Ford Kony Ealy
25. Chargers Jason Verrett Louis NIx Jason Verrett
26. Browns Bradley Roby CARDINALS TRADE: Derek Carr Brandin Cooks