In his weekly Sunday column, the Plain Dealer's Terry Pluto said that he spoke with a top executive in the AFC North. He has referenced speaking with a top executive in the division before, and I often wonder who he is referring to. Nonetheless, here is what that executive had to say about the Cleveland Browns' decisions in the first round of the draft:
"They are being practical. They're not kidding themselves about being Julio Jones or some other great player away from being a good team. They recognized that they lack depth and talent to compete right now in the AFC North."
The executive also stated that the thing that has always stood out in recent years about Cleveland is that they do not have big guys to stop the run, and that the combination of Ahtyba Rubin and Phil Taylor is a step in the right direction. Check out the rest of Pluto's column to see some nuggets on our other draft picks and the decision to take Taylor over Muhammed Wilkerson.