Our Live Blog for the 2015 NFL Draft, catered to the Cleveland Browns, continues below. You should also use the comments section as your NFL Draft open thread! (Newest updates will be at the top of the live blog below)
NOTE: Do not spoil picks before they are announced by Roger Goodell. If you do, you risk a temporary banning.
Browns NFL Draft Live Blog
11:30 PM: Last, but not least, the New England Patriots finish off the first round with DT Malcom Brown. That's a wrap for tonight's live blog -- stay tuned for all of our coverage this weekend at DBN! Rounds 2-3 are tomorrow.
11:25 PM: At No. 31 overall, the New Orleans Saints took ILB Stephone Anthony. The Patriots' pick is the only thing left that needs to be announced, even though it's been in for awhile.
11:18 PM: At No. 30 overall, the Green Bay Packers drafted S Damarious Randall.
11:13 PM: At No. 29 overall, the Indianapolis Colts took WR Phillip Dorsett.
11:04 PM: At No. 28 overall, the Detroit Lions selected OG Laken Tomlinson. That's the first pick where casual fans will probably go "who?" in terms of first-round value.
11:00 PM: At No. 27 overall, the Dallas Cowboys selected CB Byron Jones.
10:56 PM: Here is what Pro Football Focus had to say about the Browns' two draft picks in round one:
12: Cleveland Browns - Danny Shelton, DI, Washington
Cleveland had their pick of a wide receiver or Danny Shelton as the stars aligned for them, and they nabbed themselves a big man. The 350 lbs Shelton isn’t the quickest guy but you just need to watch the tape to know how disruptive a player he is, leading to Ben Stockwell labelling him his top defensive interior product suggesting he has the size to be a nose tackle and the ability to penetrate to play a three technique if you wanted him to. He had the third highest grade in run defense of all draft eligible defensive tackles against the Power-5 whilst finishing second at the spot for total pressures. He can really do it all and stiffens up a Browns defense that needed it.
19: Cleveland Browns - Cameron Erving, OL, Florida State
Who saw this one? This extremely versatile offensive lineman has experience at tackle and center, which seems to suggest he could probably fit in between the two. Its a mild surprise given the Browns have such a big need at wide receiver but you would assume they’re planning for life after Alex Mack who is likely to opt out of his contract in 2016 (unless he is traded before). Erving was a revelation as a run blocker when moving to center, displaying the kind of athleticim and just enough power that you need from a center in a zone blocking scheme. The expectation is the Browns maintain most of Kyle Shanahans offense so he should be a great fit in that regard. His final two games at FSU saw him pick up a +8.3 run block grade that really caught the eye.
10:54 PM: At No. 26 overall, the Baltimore Ravens selected WR Breshad Perriman, another player who seemed to gain late traction in connection to the Browns.
10:50 PM: The NFL is really behind. At No. 25 overall, the Carolina Panthers took OLB Shaq Thompson, but there are like three other picks that are already in.
10:43 PM: At No. 24 overall, the Arizona Cardinals selected OT D.J. Humphries.
10:37 PM: At No. 23 overall, the Denver Broncos traded up with the Detroit Lions and selected DE/OLB Shane Ray.
10:34 PM: The Browns have been holding their press conference in Berea, and GM Ray Farmer quickly denied that the team made any play for No. 2. Basically, he's saying the Titans camp leaked false information about their interest.
#Browns GM Ray Farmer said he didn't make a trade offer to Titans for No. 2 pick.— Scott Petrak ct (@ScottPetrak) May 1, 2015
10:33 PM: Some more catch-up:
- The Eagles went with WR Nelson Agholor at No. 20.
- The Bengals took OT Cedric Ogbuehi at No. 21.
- The Steelers took OLB Bud Dupree at No. 22.
I know some Browns fans will be irked by the Steelers getting Dupree. Meanwhile, OLB Randy Gregory and OLB Shane Ray have fallen mightily.
10:28 PM: DT Phil Taylor is pleased with what the Browns have done:
Games are won in the trenches!— Phil Taylor (@PhilTaylor98) May 1, 2015
10:18 PM: The Browns took OL Cameron Erving at No. 19 overall. Here is our post on him.
10:07 PM: At No. 18 overall, the Kansas City Chiefs drafted CB Marcus Peters! The Browns' pick will be in soon, assuming they don't trade back.
10:01 PM: At No. 17 overall, the San Francisco 49ers selected DT Arik Armstead. The Kansas City Chiefs are on the clock, and then the Browns again.
10:00 PM: It sounds like the Browns would like to get similar value to what the 49ers got earlier by moving back a bit:
#19 on the auction block— LA - theOBR (@TheRealLA__) May 1, 2015
9:58 PM: Browns GM Ray Farmer released a statement on the selection of NT Danny Shelton at No. 12 overall:
Browns GM Ray Farmer on Danny Shelton pic.twitter.com/Xzxx3Gf8hO— Kevin Jones (@Mr_KevinJones) May 1, 2015
9:54 PM: Here are the top 6 players still left on our DBN cumulative big board, but it almost seems invalid because some of them were defensive tackles in case we didn't get NT Danny Shelton.
9. DE/OLB Bud Dupree
10. DE/OLB Shane Ray
13. DT Malcom Brown
14. DT Arik Armstead
17. DT Eddie Goldman
18. OT T.J. Clemmings
20. DE/OLB Eli Harold
9:55 PM: At No. 16 overall, the Houston Texans selected CB Kevin Johnson.
9:52 PM: Some more catching up: the Chargers traded up to No. 15, swapping a few spots with the San Francisco 49ers, in order to draft RB Melvin Gordon. Browns fans who feared the team would grab a running back shall fear no more! Here was the compensation:
49ers gets Chargers 1st round (17) 4th round (117) and 2016 5th round selection. #NFLDraft 49ers now with 10 picks this draft— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) May 1, 2015
9:48 PM: We reached over 1,100 comments in our previous thread, and things started to run a bit slow, so we're opening a new thread for everybody. Our thread on the Browns taking NT Danny Shelton is here.