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Cleveland Browns 2010 NFL Draft Day 1 - Open Thread

It's Day 1 of the 2010 NFL Draft, and for Cleveland Browns fans, we'll finally get to see if S Eric Berry falls to No. 7 overall. We've discussed the death out of draft-related issues over the past two months here on Dawgs By Nature, but I'd like to thank Bernie19Kosar for playing Devils Advocate this week to spark some fresher discussions. If you missed any of his posts and would like a good primer to the draft, here they are:

Devils Advocate: [Trading Up to No. 1], [Not Drafting Eric Berry], [Taking a Shot at Jimmy Clausen], [Considering CJ Spiller], and [Drafting QB Tim Tebow]

Props also go out to rufio for his construction of this year's DBN Big Board. Whether its the Top 45 or the Top 50, I'm sure he'll have the final one posted some time today.

The draft begins tonight at 7:30 PM EST, and teams will have 10 minutes to make their selection. Only the first round will be occurring tonight. In 2008, the first round lasted 3 hours and 30 minutes. In 2009, it lasted 3 hours and 23 minutes. Based on those times, you can expect the first round to end 11:00 PM EST.

As of this post, the Browns hold the No. 7 overall pick in the draft. Who knows if that'll be the case come crunch time. Unfortunately, I am busy tonight until around 10:30 PM and cannot do the live blog of the first round of the draft that I've enjoyed doing in the past. That's where you guys can chat away in this open thread though about all of the action.

NFL Draft Live Blog

  • 7:54 PM: Just checking in; right now no surprises in the first three picks. QB Sam Bradford went first to the Rams, NT Ndamukong Suh is headed to the Detroit Lions, and Gerald McCoy is going to play for the Bucs.
  • 7:55 PM: Washington is the first wildcard team -- they could really shake the draft boards up.
  • 8:05 PM: Updating the picks, the Redskins took OT Trent Williams and the Chiefs are reportedly going with OT Russell Okung
  • 8:07 PM: Well, son of a ___. The Chiefs took Eric Berry. Now it's time to push the panic button in terms of wondering who the Browns will have to "settle" for at No. 7.
  • 8:10 PM: I kind of wish the Browns would've worked out a trade with the Redskins to jump ahead of Kansas City. Seattle is set to take a top offensive tackle next according to Schefter. The Browns choices could range from Joe Haden, Jimmy Clausen, Kyle Wilson, or Derrick Morgan.