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If this headline looks familiar, it should. Back on January 8, Dan Kadar from Mocking the Draft released his first mock draft of the season and had the Cleveland Browns going with DE/OLB Damontre Moore at No. 6 overall. At the end of January, I actually forgot to cover Kadar's second mock draft, which had the Browns going with DE/OLB Barkevious Mingo instead.
Kadar released his third mock draft on Monday and reverted back to the Browns taking Moore:
While Moore was a star as defensive end in 2012, his first two years at A&M as an outside linebacker. The Browns need pass rush help, as they move to the 3-4 defense. Moore could be lined up opposite Jabaal Sheard and quickly give Cleveland a pair of linebackers that can rush the passer and stop the run.
Overall, it is clear that Kadar, who has been one of the most accurate mock draft experts over the past five years, favors Moore for the Browns, if he's available. Even in his second mock draft, the only reason Mingo went to Cleveland was because he had the Raiders (at No. 3 overall) taking Moore instead.
So far, the three common names I've seen associated with Cleveland are Moore, Mingo, and Bjoern Werner. CB Dee Milliner has been sprinkled in by a few folks. I'm looking forward to seeing some fresher perspectives, though, and that could very well happen over the next two weeks. The NFL Combine kicks off next Wednesday, and you can guarantee that there will be some risers and fallers in terms of a player's draft value.