After I explained that David Carr was not draft eligible, Jordann--once he was through sobbing--wrote the following on behalf of the Browns:
With a new coaching staff, it's going to be hard to take the "BPA" approach for the Cleveland Browns in this upcoming draft, but I am a big believer in the "BPA" philosophy.
If Patrick Peterson was still available, he'd be my pick. It would give the Browns one of the best CB tandems in the league. Second choice was A.J. Green. Having a reliable receiver would increase Colt McCoy's confidence and speed up his progress.
With those two prospects already gone, I've been forced to take another route: Team needs.
The glaring needs for this team are as follows: DT, DE, OLB, ILB, OG, OT, WR and FS. With Shaun Rogers gone, taking a DT seems like the right way to go, but I'm not completely sold on Nick Fairley, and there are plenty of other DTs to be had in the later rounds. So I decided to go with Da'Quan Bowers (DE--Clemson).
The Browns are switching to a traditional 4-3 this year under new defensive coordinator Dick Jauron. Having an explosive pass-rusher and a solid run-stopper would make it easier for Jauron to run his zone-heavy Cover-2 scheme in Cleveland. A couple of second tier DTs and LBs in the later rounds should complete the switch to a 4-3 defense.
Getting a player many had pegged to go at the very top of the draft a couple of months ago at No. 6 ain't too shabby, is it? Or are you not sold on Bowers?
The San Francisco 49ers and TexansDC are now on the clock.