1. Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska- 6’4 300 – By far the most dominating player in the draft. Suh is the perfect size to play DE in the 3-4 defense. I could only dream about the chaos he and Shaun Rogers could create while playing next to each other. Not to mention the immediate impact he would have on the Browns defense. Unfortunately he will definitely be drafted before the Brown pick.
2. Eric Berry*, S, Tennessee- 5’11 203 – The Browns need a playmaker on the defensive side of the ball and Berry is the type of player that could change the outcome of any game at any minute. Berry is my #1 prospect for the Browns and there is a good chance he could slide to the #7 spot.
3. Gerald McCoy*, DT, Oklahoma- 6’4 297 – Basically the same size as Suh but with a little bit less talent. McCoy, is a beast and would be a huge upgrade on the Browns defensive line.
4. Dez Bryant*, WR, Oklahoma State- 6’2 220 – This would be a reach, especially with his suspension last season but lets face it, the Browns need a #1 receiver and Dez is the best receiver in the draft. Dez isn’t the fastest receiver but he has above average height and superior hands. Could be compared to Chad Ocho Cinco.
5. Rolando McClain*, LB, Alabama- 6’4 260 – Another semi-reach but once again McClain would fill a huge hole in the middle of the Browns defense. We all know Barton isn’t the long-term answer. McClain is the best LB coming out this year.
6. Joe Haden*, CB, Florida- 5’11 190 – I don’t personally
think CB is a huge need for the Browns but Joe is definitely the best player available at this point. He’s small but has the potential to be a lock down defender. Pair him up with E. Wright and Brandon McDonald in the slot and the Browns wouldn’t have to worry about a CB for years to come.
7. C.J. Spiller, RB, Clemson- 5’11 195 – Probably the biggest reach on my list but it seems more realistic to draft a RB than an offensive tackle. The argument could be made for a QB but I don’t like any first round QB’s this year. C.J. is a game changer and is capable of taking one to the house every time he touches the ball. True is isn’t your typical north and south pounder that we’re used to seeing in the AFC North but look at what Chris Johnson has been able to do in Tennessee, who really expected that?