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[Very] Early 2012 NFL Mock Draft - A Look at the Browns' Picks

Over at Behind the Steel Curtain, our Pittsburgh Steelers affiliate, they have put out a three-round mock draft complete with descriptions (paragraph descriptions are only available for round one). I think that talk about the draft is almost always premature until the season is over, but for you junkies out there, head on over and take a look (the Browns picks have been pasted after the jump here on DBN).

11. Cleveland Browns - Luke Kuechly LB, Boston College

2011 1st round Draft Pick: Phil Taylor NT, Baylor
Team Needs: RT/DT/OLB/WR

Cleveland drafted Greg Little in the second round of the 2011 NFL draft and he'll be a nice addition to a very underachieving WR core but they still need a legitimate number one WR. Unfortunately the only two wide receivers worthy of this pick are long gone. Additionally there are no more tackles that could fill the hole on the right side. They could take Jerel Worthy to pair with 2011 first round pick Phil Taylor but Kuechly is the high character, high motor type of player that will appeal to Mike Holmgren. Kuechly is a tackling machine and would really help the Cleveland defense.

15. Cleveland Browns (via Atlanta Falcons) - Brandon Jenkins DE/OLB, FSU

2011 1st round Draft Pick: Phil Taylor NT, Baylor
Team Needs: RT/DT/OLB

In the 2011 draft they beefed up the defensive line by adding Phil Taylor and Jabaal Sheard but still have a hole left to fill. Brandon Jenkins is a pass-rushing nightmare and would complete a defensive line overhaul. They could look to take a cornerback to pair with young phenom Joe Haden like Stephen Gilmore or Jayron Hosley. It wouldn't surprise me to see them trade this pick to someone looking to take advantage of the crop of pass-rushers and cornerbacks and take the top wide receiver of the next tier in the latter half of the first round.

43. Cleveland Browns- Mike Adams OT, Ohio State
Tony Pashos is one of the worst starting right tackles in the NFL and the Browns need a replacement. If not for his suspension Adams would likely be a late first round pick.
75. Cleveland Browns- Jeff Fuller WR, Texas A&M
Cleveland finally gets a player that can be a legitimate number one WR.