With the Fourth Pick in the 2012 Dawgs By Nature Mock Draft, the Cleveland Browns Select...

Feb 26, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Baylor Bears quarterback Robert Griffin III does the broad jump during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

With the fourth pick in the 2012 Dawgs By Nature Community Mock Draft, the Cleveland Browns select...

Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor

This selection and write-up was made by rufio:

This pick really needs no explanation. Griffin is a supreme talent at the most important position in sports. The Mike Holmgren era has yet to see a significant franchise investment in a quarterback, and everyone in Berea knows they are just treading water until they find or develop the right guy.

Griffin has all of the qualities you like about Colt McCoy--leadership, intelligence, confidence, moxie, dare I say...he's a winner--and a few of the physical qualities Colt just doesn't possess. If I drafted Griffin it would be with the intention of having a QB competition and giving McCoy a chance. If he can keep a top-5 pick on the bench his career path may indeed resemble that of Drew Brees, and the Browns are in a great situation. If not, Browns fans would have another excuse to dust off those old #10 jerseys and another line to draw through a name on the back of them.

I think we're all pretty convinced -- if the Browns stay at No. 4 overall and Robert Griffin III is available, they will take him. As we all know, it sounds like the Washington Redskins are going to make a play to jump in front of Cleveland to acquire him. Since trades aren't permitted in this mock draft, we'll turn a blind eye to this. I think Colt McCoy has some redeeming qualities, but I his lack of progress this past season was pretty disappointing. It's hard to judge someone when their receivers are not the greatest, but on the same token, McCoy also needs to make the players around him better. Griffin III has more of the physical qualities to do just that.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are on the clock next (email has been sent to Rounds94).

Pos Team Player Pos School Drafter
1 Indianapolis Andrew Luck
QB Stanford Ryno III
2 St. Louis
Matt Kalil LT USC SpecialBrownie
3 Minnesota Justin Blackmon WR Oklahoma State pt_999
4 Cleveland Robert Griffin III QB Baylor rufio
5 Tampa Bay
6 Washington Groza
7 Jacksonville Chalmdeezy
8 Miami gentryholdem
9 Carolina nickjs21
10 Buffalo The New Kardiac Kids
11 Kansas City
Brownie's Year
12 Seattle Jon @ DBN
13 Arizona Browns town
14 Dallas bross09
15 Philadelphia PaduaDSP
16 N.Y. Jets
17 Cincinnati
18 San Diego Adrock2009
19 Chicago OrangeAndBrownFever
20 Tennessee iwearmocs
21 Cincinnati Bernie19Kosar
22 Cleveland rufio
23 Detroit nickmar19
24 Pittsburgh rdy
25 Denver notthatnoise
26 Houston troy145
27 New England
Boston Browns
28 Green Bay
29 Baltimore Ecwingen
30 San Francisco -bobby-
31 New England
Boston Browns
32 N.Y. Giants

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