- "Browns set for vital draft amid owner's troubles" (AP) - "Browns owner Jimmy Haslam's first draft will be unlike any in team history. There's no guarantee it won't be his only one. The endless speculation over what Cleveland might do with the No. 6 overall pick, whether they'll select another quarterback - maybe one to replace Brandon Weeden - in the first round or trade defensive linemen Jabaal Sheard or Ahtyba Rubin seems pretty trivial all of a sudden."
- "Eight Browns draft questions — and the answers" (Canton Rep) - "As Roger Goodell prepares to step to the podium in New York, here are the answers to eight key questions regarding the Browns’ draft. Where did the big five come from?"
- "Three things the Cleveland Browns should do in the NFL Draft" (Morning Journal) - "Last week, I wrote part one of a two-part column describing the things that the Browns absolutely cannot do in Thursday’s NFL Draft. Today, it’s about the three things that Mike Lombardi, Joe Banner and company should do to continue to improve the Browns during the draft."
- "Mingo, Jones may provide QB pressure Browns want" (Chronicle-Telegram) - "The focus of the Browns’ offseason has been improving the pass rush, and that could very well continue in the first round of the NFL Draft on Thursday night."
- "GM: Worst NFL Draft in past 10-12 years" (CBS Sports) - "There are always a variety of opinions about the NFL Draft. Opinions are like, well, you know. But a high-ranking team executive I trust implicitly says this: 'Worst draft in past 10 years or longer.'"
- "2013 Wes Welker Watch List: Potential impact undrafted free agents" (SI.com) - "It has been called the year of the no-name draft in the NFL, and is said to be devoid of true star power after 2012's high-profile, quarterback-rich proceedings. Maybe. But it's all relative."
- "Geno Smith slams so-called draft 'experts' on Twitter" (NFL.com) - "With his draft-day fate just two days away, West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith has a message for his far-flung critics."
- "NFL beefs up draft security" (AP) - "The NFL is increasing security for this week's draft at Radio City Music Hall, with everyone subject to screenings, including use of metal detectors and pat-downs, and searches of personal property."