Earlier, we took a look at Mel Kiper's third mock draft for the Cleveland Browns. Now, let's take a look at the third mock draft from his colleague, Todd McShay. For ESPN Insiders, the link to McShay's full mock draft is here.
No. 4 - Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor
Again, this is a player/team match made under the assumption the Browns' considerable resources -- two first-round picks this year, likely a Day 2 pick this year or next -- will allow them to trade up and get Griffin. It will be interesting to see how things play out in free agency and how long Cleveland might bluff, but in the end the smart move is to go get Griffin and lock down the franchise quarterback the team has been looking for since it re-entered the league in 1999 and drafted Tim Couch first overall.
No. 22 - Michael Brockers, DT, LSU
This is another value pick -- one the Rams could very well be making -- with a top-15 talent available much lower than that on the board. If it's Cleveland making the pick, Brockers' power and ability to control the point of attack would offer an upgrade and he would pair with NT Phil Taylor to give defensive coordinator Dick Jauron a solid interior duo to build around.
I'm not going to say anything about Brockers specifically, but McShay seems to be ignoring the fact that the Browns already have a solid interior duo to build around in Phil Taylor and...some guy named Ahtyba Rubin. I know it is worthwhile to have a nice three-man rotation, but we don't need to spend a first-round pick to get that third guy.