2014 SB Nation Writers NFL Mock Draft - Cleveland Browns Take WR Jordan Matthews at No. 35

Stacy Revere

DBN's participation in the SB Nation writer's mock draft concluded with the selection of a wide receiver.

The annual SB Nation Writers Mock Draft is in progress over at our network's draft coverage stream. Here is how my picks have gone so far:

No. 4 - OT Greg Robinson
No. 26 - CB Darqueze Dennard

I had one more pick remaining in the two-round mock draft, and despite the pressure to take a quarterback, I opted to stick with my guns of taking a wide receiver. For me, if I couldn't get Johnny Manziel or Teddy Bridgewater, I was not taking a quarterback. The wide receiver I went with in the second round was Jordan Matthews.

Pick Player Position Height Weight Class
35. Cleveland Browns Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt
WR
6'3"
212 SR

Chris Pokorny: "When I selected Darqueze Dennard at No. 26 overall, my mind was set on taking a wide receiver with the No. 35 overall pick. In the back of my mind, I was hoping that Marqise Lee would fall to the second round, but the Panthers grabbed him at No. 28 overall. Six receivers in total were drafted in the first round, but there is a reason I passed on the position with both of the Browns' first-round picks: I knew there would still be a high-caliber talent available in round two, and that's exactly what I got with Matthews.

In terms of size and speed, when I look at Matthews, one thing that jumps out at me is, 'I'm not making the same mistake the Browns did in 2009, am I?' That's when they drafted Brian Robiskie at No. 36 overall. The big difference is productivity, though – Matthews had significantly more catches than Robiskie, and he can be a reliable receiver for whoever is under center."


To see what Dan Kadar thought of our pick (and what people are saying in the comments section), go here. Head on over and vote for what grade you would give this pick, and let us know in the comments section what you think of it!

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