The two-round SB Nation Writers Mock Draft continues to be in progress over at our network's draft coverage stream. The way it works is that each NFL blog picks a player for their team when their site is on the clock.
For Cleveland's pick at No. 12 overall, we selected WR DeVante Parker. We followed that up with DE/OLB Shane Ray at No. 19 overall. Our final pick was due up at No. 43, and after consulting with my fellow staff writers at Dawgs By Nature, I selected nose tackle Jordan Phillips at No. 43 overall.
|43. Cleveland Browns||Jordan Phillips, Oklahoma
Chris Pokorny: "Improving the team’s run defense should be one of the Browns’ primary goals of the draft, but this is an example of where understanding the deep class of defensive linemen pays off. Phillips has good leverage at the point of attack, has good agility for his size, and has the potential to be an every-down nose tackle.
One of the reasons Cleveland, and other NFL teams, didn’t spend big dollars in free agency on nose tackles was the fact that they didn’t play enough snaps to warrant such a high price. That could be a different story with a guy like Phillips."
To see what Dan Kadar thought of our pick (and what people are saying in the comments section), go here. The voting has us at a grade of 3.96 right now, which is right on the border of a B+ or A-. If you feel the pick should be rated higher (or lower), feel free to head on over and vote!