NFP: Quick Analysis of the AFC North Drafts

Greg Gabriel of the National Football Post did a quick review of all of the teams' drafts from the AFC North. The review did a pretty good job of briefly but clearly telling how each of the teams' draft picks are expected to contribute at the NFL level. Gabriel's assessment of the Cleveland Browns' picks is after the jump.

Cleveland Browns

Phil Taylor can be the ideal anchor for the Browns defensive line. He had a good senior season and an outstanding week at the Senior Bowl. For a big guy he moves really well and can make plays versus both the run and pass. Jabaal Sheard does not have great size but he plays with strength, power and has a good motor. He is a good fit for what defensive coordinator Dick Jauron looks for in a left end. Greg Little is an interesting prospect, he was highly recruited out of high school and played both wide receiver and running back while at North Carolina. He did not play in 2010 because he got caught up in the agent scandal but he is very talented. He has exceptional size (6-2 and 230 pounds) with good speed (4.53). Because he played two positions he is still a bit raw but has great upside. This could turn out to be a great pick if Little puts it all together. Jordan Cameron looks the part and has top speed and athletic ability but is very raw as a football player. He started out as a basketball player at BYU then transferred to a junior college to play football. He is still raw as a player and really needs to upgrade his blocking. This is a boom or bust type pick.

Owen Marecic played both fullback and linebacker for Stanford. He is an old throwback type tough guy. He will have to play fullback in the NFL because he does not have the speed to play linebacker. He is a strong lead blocker and a good inside runner. Jason Pinkston is a former tackle who will have to play inside at guard. He has some toughness but is going to have to improve his strength. There are some who question his passion for the game.

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