2012 Draft - A Fan's Roundup

The 2012 Draft is finally over, despite some heated controversy and some picks that may have been taken too high. Despite all of this there is a positive light in that we have picked up several players that we can plug in, some good rotational guys and some developmental guys. Hopefully the outlook for Browns fans can be up, my goal is to summarize our draft and put out as much info as I can on each pick, hopefully not redundant and useful. (All videos, Stories, Links, and Pictures linked here belong to their respective Owners & writers I am just trying to put up a summary).


Round 1- Picks #3(Obtained via Trade for #4 and #118 #139 #211 picks), & #22 (Obtained from Atlanta for Julio Jones Trade):


Pick #3- Trent Richardson RB- Alabama:



- Height- 5'11"; Weight-224 Pounds; Age- 20

Stats in College:

  • 2009- Rushing- 145 ATT; 751 YDS; 5.2 AVG; 8 TD | Receiving- 16 REC; 126 YDS; 7.9 AVG; 0 TD
  • 2010- Rushing- 112 ATT; 700 YDS; 6.3 AVG; 6 TD | Receiving- 23 REC; 266 YDS; 11.6 AVG; 4 TD
  • 2011- Rushing- 283 ATT; 1679 YDS; 5.9 AVG; 21 TD | Receiving- 29 REC; 338 YDS; 11.7 AVG; 3 TD

Links to Pick Analysis- Getting to Know Trent, PD; Draft Profile; NFP Profile; DBN Profile

Other Clickable Links- ESPN Background on Trent; Prom Story; Conference Call Transcript; Richardson and Emmitt Smith; Are the Browns and Trent Richard a "Bad Marriage"?

Videos Worth Watching(Links)- SBN Profile VID; Trent Highlights; Trent Richardson "The Beast"; Prom Story Video (For those that don't like reading); Sports Science


Pick #22- Brandon Weeden QB- Oklahoma State:



Measurables- Height- 6'4"; Weight- 220 Pounds; Age 28

Stats in College:

  • 2009- Comp- 12; Att- 23; Pct- 62.5; Yds- 248; Avg- 10.3; TD- 4; Int- 1; QB Rating- 196.0
  • 2010- Comp- 342; Att- 511; Pct- 66.9; Yds- 4277; Avg- 8.4; TD- 34; Int- 13; QB Rating- 154.1
  • 2011- Comp- 408; Att- 564; Pct- 72.3; Yds- 4727; Avg- 8.4; TD- 37; Int- 13; QB Rating- 159.8

Links to Click Analysis- Weeden Pick PD; DBN Profile; Weeden Profile; NFP Profile

Other Clickable Links- Conference Call Transcript; WP Weeden; Yahoo Sports Story

Videos Worth Watching (Links)- "Ultimate" Highlights; Universal Draft Compilation- Weeden; Gruden's QB Camp; Weeden Sports Science

-----------------------------------------------------------------Round 2--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Pick #37- Mitchell Schwartz OT- California:



Measurables- Height- 6'6"; Weight- 318 Pounds

Links to Click Analysis- PD Profile; DBN Profile; Draft Profile; NFP Profile; Profootball Weekly Profile

Other Clickable Links- Conference Call Transcript; Chronicle Piece on Schwartz

Videos Worth Watching- Selection Video; Combine Vid

---------------------------------------------------------------Round 3----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Pick #87(Trade Down with Denver for extra 4th Round Selection)- John Hughes DT- Cincinatti:



Measurables- Height- 6'2" ; Weight- 309 Pounds; Age- 24

Stats in College:

  • 2008- 20 Tackles (10 Solo, 10 Asst), 2 Sacks
  • 2009- 20 Tackles (7 Solo, 13 Asst), 2 Sacks
  • 2010- 46 Tackles (26 Solo, 20 Asst), 0 Sacks
  • 2011- 51 Tackles (24 Solo, 27 Asst), 5 Sacks

Links to Click Analysis- PD Profile (With Other Links and a video!); DBN Profile; WP Profile; Draft Profile

(This is where I get Lazy and omit last two cateogries for Hughes if not included later due to me being lazy)

---------------------------------------------------------Round 4 & On-------------------------------------------------------------------

Pick #100- Travis Benjamin WR- Miami (FL):



Measurables- Height- 5'10" ; Weight- 172 Pounds;

Statistics- College Stats (Laziness in giving a Link here on)

Consolidated Links & Videos- DBN Profile; WP Need for Speed; Draft Profile; PD Profile; PD Links (Starting Blocks)


Pick #120- James-Michael Johnson LB- Nevada:



Measurables- Height-6'1"; Weight- 241 Pounds

Statistics in College

Consolidtaed Links & Videos- DBN Profile; Profile;WaPo Profile ; PD Links and Profiles (Starting Blocks);


Pick #160- Ryan MIller G- Colorado:



Measurables- Height- 6'7" Weight- 321 Pounds

Clickable Links- DBN Profile; NFL Draft Scout Profile; PD Profile


Pick #204- Emmanuel Acho LB - Texas:



Measurables- Height- 6'2" Weight- 240 Pounds

Statistics-College Stats

Links- Conference Call; DBN Profile ; Acho Profile BR ; First Draft Acho ; Acho and Winn Article PD


Pick #205- Billy Winn DT- Boise State:



Measurables- Height-6'4" Weight- 295 Pounds


Links-DBN PROFILE; NFA Profile "Late Round Gem"; ProfileNFL Draft Scout; PD Poll (profile at Beginning); Draft Analysis Video


Pick #245- Trevin Wade CB- Arizona:



Measurables- Height- 5’10" and Weight- 192


Links- DBN Profile; Daily Wildcat (good read); Trevin Wade Profile BR(w Videos); WFNY Profile; Draft Profile Video; Conf Call Transcript; NFP Profile


Pick #247- Brad Smelley TE/FB- Alabama:



Measurables- Height- 6’2" Weight- 237 Pounds


Links-DBN Profile; AL Profile; SB Nation Profile; Rolltide Profile; BR Profile; NFL DraftScout Profile; A Great Read on Brad Smelley (shout out to BornAKardiacKid for FanShot)


Draft Grades (Pretty much all BS at this point) & Other Draft Summaries- SB NATION GRADE VID(AFC NORTH); BR Draft Grades and Pick Analysis; DawgPound Daily; Kiper Grades AFCN; News-Herald Draft Grades; Draft Postcard (AFCN Blog); Grades AFCN MockingtheDraft; Two articles from PFT: one saying we had to trade up, the other we didn't; Our "Boy" Grossi with his Grades & an Article on Players most affected by the Draft

For those who like to Follow Athletes that are Tweeters, Twitterers, Tweeps, whatever the hell you call being on twitter here are our draftees-

@bweeden- Brandon Weeden ; @bigjh40- John Hughes ; @RMiller73- Ryan Miller ; @TravisBenjamin3 ; @thEMANcho – Emmanuel Acho ; @Billy_Boi_90- Billy Winn ; @TwoStarWade- Trevin Wade ; @bradsmelley

UDFA Trackers Links- DBN Post; PD Post

Thanks for reading all rights belong to those who wrote each piece just trying to get info around.

As of Today 4-30-12, I am done with this Post let me know what you guys think about if this was helpful or not still sort of new to the formatting and commenting/posting. Thanks you guys are great!

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