After what could be all of the major offensive needs already addressed in the first two rounds, the community has moved on to tackle the defensive side of the ball in the third. With over 50% of the votes at No. 71 going to inside linebacker, Chris Borland barely edged out Christian Jones.
Twelve picks later it was on to the defensive backfield as CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste won in a landslide, bringing in nearly three times as many votes as the next closest prospect on the ballot.
So after three rounds, here's how the Browns' draft looks according to the Dawgs By Nature community polls:
- No. 4: WR Sammy Watkins
- No. 26: QB Derek Carr
- No. 35: OG David Yankey
- No. 71: ILB Chris Borland
- No. 83: CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste
Now we move on to the fourth, where the team once again has a pair of picks. Here's a refresher for those that may have missed the first post:
During this final week leading up to the big day, we're going to go through all seven rounds and the community will make selections for each of the 10 Cleveland Browns draft picks this year. How it will work:
- (1) Vote for the prospect you personally believe will be the best selection at that given spot for the Browns.
- (2) Debate the options in the comments below.
- (3) Leave suggestions for realistically viable prospects for the next round.
- (4) "Rec" and reply to comments with prospects that you agree would make for a great selection at that next spot.
- (5) Wait for the post on the next round/pick and do the process again.
Keep in mind, you are free to use whatever draft philosophy you think is best for the Browns. But majority rules in this mock draft.
Note: This is an all-round mock draft for the Browns, so even if you didn't like the previous selection, it could still influence who think is best for them at the next spot.
Also, we won't be making the picks for any other team, so each successive selection is even more speculative. When you make suggestions for prospects that you think would be great picks in any given round, if there's consensus that player is rated much higher than where you suggested, be prepared to justify why think he'll fall that far and why the Browns should ignore those same issues.
The Browns' next two picks at No. 106 and 127 will be decided over the next 24 hours through the poll below.
Vote for your ideal pick, defend your selection in the comments below, and feel free to start leaving suggestions for prospects you'd like to see on the ballot for the last three rounds, picks No. 145, 180, and 218.