Last month, Mel Kiper released his first mock draft and had the Cleveland Browns going with QB Robert Griffin III and WR Kendall Wright. Today, he released his second mock draft -- one that saw a lot of shuffling going on. When it came to the Browns, though, Kiper stuck with both of his original picks. He must like the Baylor tandem for Cleveland, and it wouldn't be a surprise for Kiper to continue that trend in his future mock drafts. His explanations for the picks were modified a tiny bit, but the general idea was pretty much the same (see after the jump).
No. 4 - Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor
Given the makeup of the roster, and the fact that they have two first-round picks and can really enhance the level of young talent, I think the Browns are far more likely to look at a young QB prospect than get into the bidding war for a veteran like Manning, or even Matt Flynn. One question I have is whether Cleveland stays at this spot and hopes Griffin is still around, or gets aggressive and moves up to No. 2 and guarantees they get their guy. Given his experience, leadership qualities and overall skill set, I don't see it as much of a leap for Griffin to be a Week 1 starter in 2012.
No. 22 - Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor
Cleveland needs help at wide receiver but may not be able to get it in free agency, and Wright is a player who can provide an element the Browns don't have right now. The pick makes sense on both need and value. Wright quietly had a season that almost matched Blackmon's in the Big 12. Greg Little was inconsistent but certainly showed a lot of promise as a rookie, and Wright is a good complement. He's smaller at about 5-10, 190 pounds, but adds a speed threat this offense really needs. He'll stretch the field with speed. The Browns need weapons, and Wright fits the profile.