In Mel Kiper's latest mock draft on ESPN Insider, he is now going with wide receiver Julio Jones at No. 6 overall for the Cleveland Browns. The two players listed highest on our DBN draft board, Patrick Peterson and A.J. Green, are projected by Kiper to go No. 7 overall and No. 4 overall, respectively. Here is why Kiper likes Jones going to the Browns:
There are a lot of Browns fans probably hoping that Green falls to this spot, but if Jones is the one available, he's an outstanding consolation prize. His size and speed combination is the best in the draft at the position, and his development as a wideout over the past year shows a determination and work ethic that will be loved by the coaching staff. The Browns need a true No. 1 at wide receiver, and if healthy, Jones can be that guy. A gifted athlete, he blocks as hard as he runs routes. Great when healthy, still really good when battling through pain.
I'll post the results from Todd McShay's latest mock draft tomorrow morning.