With the 22nd Pick in the 2012 Dawgs By Nature Mock Draft, the Cleveland Browns Select...

Feb 27, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Southern California Trojans defensive lineman Nick Perry does the shuttle run during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

With the 22nd pick in the 2012 Dawgs By Nature Community Mock Draft, the Cleveland Browns select...

Nick Perry, DE, USC

This selection and write-up was made by rufio:

This was a difficult pick to make. I really wanted to like Ryan Tannehill enough to take him here but I just don't. I am suspicious of a guy who carried a second round grade for a long time and suddenly rockets up draft boards when he's the best guy left at his position. You start watching film and making excuses for that guy. You start saying "maybe if _____" about that guy. Picking him in the first round would be a franchise-type commitment to him at QB and I don't think you commit to a guy you aren't sure about. I fully expect the Browns FO to not have to make this same decision at 22 because Tannehill will probably be long gone.

While still without a QB, picking Perry gives us a whole bunch of talent at DL. He should help against both the run and the pass immediately, and he'll replace some of what all-world* DE Jayme Mitchell brought to the table in terms of athleticism and versatility. Perry is a combination here of the best player available who fills a need of the Browns'.

*terrible

I understand that a team like the Giants have always been stacked with a great rotation of defensive linemen, and the addition of Perry for Cleveland would put them in great shape at the position. However, I just don't see them going with a defensive lineman in round one after signing Frostee Rucker and Ju'qua Parker.

The Detroit Lions are on the clock next (pick received by nickmar19).

Pos Team Player Pos School Drafter
1 Indianapolis Andrew Luck
QB Stanford Ryno III
2 Washington
Robert Griffin III QB Baylor Groza
3 Minnesota Matt Kalil LT USC pt_999
4 Cleveland Justin Blackmon WR Oklahoma State rufio
5 Tampa Bay
Trent Richardson RB Alabama Rounds94
6 St. Louis Morris Claiborne CB LSU SpecialBrownie
7 Jacksonville Quinton Coples DE North Carolina Chalmdeezy
8 Miami Courtney Upshaw OLB Alabama gentryholdem
9 Carolina Dontari Poe DT Memphis nickjs21
10 Buffalo Melvin Ingram OLB South Carolina The New Kardiac Kids
11 Kansas City
David DeCastro OG Stanford Brownie's Year
12 Seattle Luke Kuechly ILB Boston College Jon @ DBN
13 Arizona Riley Reiff OT Iowa Browns town
14 Dallas Janoris Jenkins CB North Alabama bross09
15 Philadelphia Fletcher Cox DT Mississippi State PaduaDSP
16 N.Y. Jets
Michael Floyd WR Notre Dame Legoman0721
17 Cincinnati
Stephen Hill WR Georgia Tech Bernie19Kosar
18 San Diego Whitney Mercilus DE Illinois Adrock2099
19 Chicago Jonathan Martin OT Stanford OrangeAndBrownFever
20 Tennessee Andre Branch DE Clemson iwearmocs
21 Cincinnati Stephon Gilmore CB South Carolina Bernie19Kosar
22 Cleveland Nick Perry DE USC rufio
23 Detroit nickmar19
24 Pittsburgh rdy
25 Denver notthatnoise
26 Houston troy145
27 New England
Boston Browns
28 Green Bay
ScottJC
29 Baltimore Ecwingen
30 San Francisco -bobby-
31 New England
Boston Browns
32 N.Y. Giants
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