Cleveland Browns NFL Draft Live Blog (Day 2) - Rumors, Picks, and More

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It is Friday, and later tonight, rounds 2-3 in the 2014 NFL Draft will take place for the Cleveland Browns and the rest of the teams in the NFL. Because there are two rounds, it starts a little earlier today -- 7:00 PM ET. Teams will have 7 minutes to pick in round 2, and only 5 minutes to pick in round three.

We will have all of your Browns-related coverage on the draft here at Dawgs By Nature throughout the weekend. There will be individual posts about each draft pick that Cleveland makes, or any other relevant news. This thread will act as a "live blog" of sorts, with short one-liners about the latest small rumors, picks, or trades involving Cleveland or other NFL teams. You should also use the comments section as your NFL Draft open thread! (Newest updates will be at the top of the live blog below)

Browns NFL Draft Live Blog

[OUR ROUND 2 LIVE BLOG / OPEN THREAD HAS MOVED HERE]

4:40 PM: Amazing. The Browns draft Manziel, and now even the NFL marketing gurus associate Cleveland hats with the ones they want to sell:

4:30 PM: I just saw these posted from last night, but they are text messages from AFC North coaches about QB Johnny Manziel:

4:15 PM: Per an interview on radio, Browns WR Josh Gordon is throwing his support behind the team drafting WR Marqise Lee at No. 35 overall:

"We have a lot of wide receivers right now on our team that we just picked up on, but I’m actually a fan of Marqise Lee," Gordon said on "SVP & Russillo" on ESPN Radio. "I don’t believe he got picked yet. That would be a great addition. I know we have an early second-round pick. We’ll see."

4:02 PM: Some best wishes from an old friend:

3:00 PM: The Bills did indeed swing a trade for WR Stevie Johnson, and the 49ers are the suitors:

2:20 PM: Jeff Howe, who is one of the well-known Patriots reporters, says that the leaked scouting report on Manziel is a fake:

1:58 PM: This was from yesterday -- a shot at the Browns' war room:

1:55 PM: So, apparently, the New England Patriots' scouting report on QB Johnny Manziel was leaked.

1:52 PM: The press conference in Berea is starting soon, and the media is packing the room. The video feed on Browns.com is here.

1:10 PM: Good article from Waiting for Next Year on some of the top prospects Cleveland could be targeting today, based on positional needs.

1:04 PM: Some of you are now famous in a humiliating way (from the open threads yesterday).

12:48 PM: Heading into the draft, the Browns had three Day 2 draft picks -- one pick in round two, and two picks in round three. However, they traded one of those third round picks (the one they got from the Steelers last year) to move up when they selected QB Johnny Manziel on Day 1. Therefore, these are the picks that Cleveland has heading into tonight:

  • 2nd Round, 3rd Pick (No. 35 overall)
  • 3rd Round, 7th Pick (No. 71 overall)

12:42 PM: A quick note -- most of the players on our Browns' pre-draft interest tracker are still available. Also, both players who Cleveland selected in round one -- CB Justin Gilbert and QB Johnny Manziel -- appeared on the list.

12:36 PM: He won't be going down without a fight, but I don't see this causing any locker room chaos -- not in the least.

12:35 PM: Here is some insight from an NFL evaluator, through CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora:

12:08 PM: And here is the Cumulative DBN Big Board, following up on our previous update. I put a strikethrough on QB Derek Carr's name; while he is available, I'm going to assume that Browns fans don't value him much any more, given that we took QB Johnny Manziel.

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Cumulative
DBN Big Board
1 QB Derek Carr
2 WR Marqise Lee
3 OG Xavier Su'a-Filo
4 DT Louis Nix III
5 WR Allen Robinson
6 WR Jordan Matthews
7 NT Timmy Jernigan
8 DE Kony Ealy
9 TE Jace Amaro
10 OLB Kyle Van Noy
11 DE Demarcus Lawrence
12 DT Ra'Shede Hageman
13 RB Carlos Hyde
14 FS Lamarcus Joyner
15 WR Cody Latimer
16 WR Davante Adams
17 QB Jimmy Garoppolo
18 OT Joel Bitonio
19 OLB Jeremiah Attaochu
20 OG Gabe Jackson
21 DE Karrem Martin
22 OG David Yankey
23 OT Cyrus Kouandjio
24 DE Scott Critchton
25 OT Billy Turner
26 WR Donte Moncrief
27 WR Martavius Bryant
28 DT Stephon Tuitt
29 RB Tre Mason
30 C Weston Richburg
31 RB Issac Crowell
32 RB De'Anthony Thomas
33 OG Brandon Thomas
34 C Marcus Martin
35 ILB Shayne Skov


12:00 PM:
It's time to revisit everybody's DBN Big Boards to see who is left! This will be a long update, but I think it will be worth it. I am posting eight individual big boards, and then in the next update, I will post the CUMULATIVE big board, which gives the best general consensus among the staff + community. Please keep in mind that these big boards were constructed from before the draft. Therefore, even though QB Derek Carr is listed at the top in some of them, that does not mean those people still want him, considering we drafted QB Johnny Manziel on Day 1.

DAY 2 - PLAYERS REMAINING ON DBN DRAFT BIG BOARDS

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Chris Pokorny
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Matt Wood
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Jon Stinchcomb
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rufio
17 Marqise Lee 13 Marqise Lee 8 Derek Carr 6 Louis Nix III
21 Xavier Su'a-filo 17 Xavier Su'a-Filo 21 Marqise Lee 15 Timmy Jernigan
24 Louis Nix III 20 Kony Ealy 23 Xavier Su'a-Filo 20 Ra'Shede Hageman
27 Jordan Matthews 21 Allen Robinson 30 Davante Adams 26 Jeremiah Attaochu
28 Gabe Jackson 24 Louis Nix III 31 Joel Bitonio 27 Derek Carr
29 Lamarcus Joyner 25 Kyle Van Noy 32 Jordan Matthews 30 Allen Robinson
32 Carlos Hyde 27 Lamarcus Joyner 33 Donte Moncrief 32 Marqise Lee
33 Derek Carr 28 Jace Amaro 34 Jimmy Garoppolo 34 Kony Ealy
36 Jace Amaro 32 Jordan Matthews 35 Demarcus Lawrence 35 Jordan Matthews
37 Davante Adams 35 Martavius Bryant 36 Stephon Tuitt 36 Tre Mason
39 Demarcus Lawrence 36 Weston Richburg 37 Allen Robinson 37 Carlos Hyde
40 Marcus Martin 37 Carlos Hyde 38 Cyrus Kouandjio 38 Joel Bitonio
38 Issac Crowell 39 Kony Ealy 39 Gabe Jackson
39 De'Anthony Thomas
40 Brandon Thomas

DAY 2 - PLAYERS REMAINING ON DBN DRAFT BIG BOARDS

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Mike Krupka
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Zach Miller
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Josh Finney
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Community Big Board
14 Demarcus Lawrence 11 Derek Carr 10 Derek Carr 10 Derek Carr
21 Kyle Van Noy 23 Jordan Matthews 21 Marqise Lee 21 Xavier Su'a-Filo
22 Louis Nix III 24 Xavier Su'a-Filo 25 Timmy Jernigan 22 Marqise Lee
25 Karrem Martin 26 Marqise Lee 26 Cody Latimer 30 Jordan Matthews
26 Allen Robinson 27 Timmy Jernigan 27 Louis Nix III 31 David Yankey
27 Xavier Su'a-Filo 29 Carlos Hyde 30 Jace Amaro 32 Jimmy Garoppolo
32 Scott Critchton 33 Kony Ealy 31 Allen Robinson 33 Kony Ealy
33 Bily Turner 34 Allen Robinson 32 Xavier Su'a-Filo 36 Louis Nix III
34 Cody Latimer 35 Cyrus Kouandjio 34 Ra'Shede Hageman 37 Allen Robinson
35 Jace Amaro 37 Louis Nix III 35 Joel Bitonio 38 Davante Adams
36 Marqise Lee 38 Jimmy Garoppolo 38 Jeremiah Attaouchu 39 Ra'Shede Hageman
39 Derek Carr 39 Jace Amaro 39 Davante Adams 40 Shayne Skov
40 David Yankey 40 Gabe Jackson

11:22 AM: In case you haven't heard, the Browns will hold the introductory press conference for CB Justin Gilbert and QB Johnny Manziel at 2 PM ET in Berea. How much do you want to bet that Gilbert gets treated like a 7th round pick compared to Manziel (in terms of popularity / who the questions are directed to)?

11:17 AM: The Houston Texans are already shopping the top pick in round two:

I don't think this will happen, but there's still a chance Cleveland will trade up early into the second round. It could cost them the 2015 first round pick they acquired yesterday. However, this year's draft class is supposed to be one of the deepest, so a lot of the guys going today can be viewed as starting-caliber players from the get-go. We'll see if any rumors unfold throughout the day.

11:10 AM: This is interesting -- listen to the phone call that GM Ray Farmer, head coach Mike Pettine, and owner Jimmy Haslam made to CB Justin Gilbert to inform him that they were selecting him at No. 8 overall.

Here is a pretty cool video too, capturing the moment in a Chicago Browns Backers bar of the moment when the Browns drafted QB Johnny Manziel.

11:00 AM: DBN's Zach Miller just posted a round-up of the Round 1 draft grades that many of the national media sites gave. He also included his own Round 1 draft grades, and there is a poll for everyone to grade it as well. Go check it out.

10:57 AM: Another thing to consider with Cleveland's wheeling and dealing is the fact that the cost of taking QB Johnny Manziel is cheaper at No. 22 than it is at No. 4. If they had stayed at No. 4 and selected him, the total contract would have been worth about $19.94 million. Now, it's only $8.25 million. That keeps Cleveland's options open in case things don't work out.

Cleveland saves some money this year by shifting their picks around (No. 4 and No. 26 combined would have cost more than No. 8 and No. 22 combined). However, the savings will probably offset by next year's draft, because Cleveland added a first-rounder in 2015.

10:50 AM: From one legend to another? Speaking of which, I'm not done with the Bernie Kosar preseason stuff. I'll be revisiting their axe to grind heavily once the draft stuff has settled.

10:08 AM: In case you missed it, the Dawgs By Nature staff was busy late last night and early this morning with draft-related articles. Here are some features for you to kill some time with:

10:00 AM: Good morning, Browns fans! Is everybody still on cloud nine after the events of last night? One thing is for certain -- Cleveland fans were the most active in the country when it came to the NFL Draft! Take a look at the activity surrounding the selection of QB Johnny Manziel, and the television ratings in the Cleveland market:

That's the good news. The bad news for fans who didn't care for the draft being in May? TV ratings across the country were up 50% for the NFL Draft. In terms of the ratings, there is a lot of incentive for the league to keep the draft in May moving forward.

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