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'.
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.
Theare on the clock next (pick received by nickmar19).
|7||Jacksonville||Quinton Coples||DE||North Carolina||Chalmdeezy|
|10||Buffalo||Melvin Ingram||OLB||South Carolina||The New Kardiac Kids
||David DeCastro||OG||Stanford||Brownie's Year
|12||Seattle||Luke Kuechly||ILB||Boston College||Jon @ DBN
|14||Dallas||Janoris Jenkins||CB||North Alabama||bross09|
|15||Philadelphia||Fletcher Cox||DT||Mississippi State||PaduaDSP|
||Michael Floyd||WR||Notre Dame||Legoman0721|
||Stephen Hill||WR||Georgia Tech||Bernie19Kosar|
|18||San Diego||Whitney Mercilus||DE||Illinois||Adrock2099|
|21||Cincinnati||Stephon Gilmore||CB||South Carolina||Bernie19Kosar|
|31||New England||Boston Browns