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Rick Gosselin's First Mock Draft Has Cleveland Taking...

Rick Gosselin of the Dallas Morning News has had a reputation of being one of the best mock drafters in the media for the past couple of years. That applies to his "final" mock draft, which will be released the morning of the draft.

Gosselin did come out with a first edition of his mock draft last week though, and he is picking the Cleveland Browns to take cornerback Patrick Peterson. His picks prior to Cleveland selecting are Newton, Dareus, Miller, Green, and Gabbert, respectively. Regarding the selection of Peterson, Gosselin says, "Sheldon Brown showing some age at cornerback."

Gosselin blew other pundits out of the water back in 2006 and 2007, but his projections haven't been as strong in recent years. Those two good years are still good enough to put him atop the Huddle Report's Mock Draft scores in their five-year average. Last year, Gosselin finished eighth in the ranking. Our very own Dan Kadar of Mocking the Draft was ranked second last year, just ahead of Mel Kiper.

The past two years, Gosselin predicted that Cleveland would take Michael Crabtree (2009) and Derrick Morgan (2010).