Our good friend Dan Kadar over at Mocking the Draft posted a two-round mock draft, which means we get our first peek at who the Cleveland Browns could take at No. 2 and No. 32 overall. Just like Mel Kiper, Kadar thinks DE Joey Bosa is headed to the Tennessee Titans at No. 1 overall, with QB Jared Goff then going to Cleveland at No. 2.
2. Cleveland Browns: Jared Goff, QB, Cal - New Browns head coach Hue Jackson has already been open about his need for a quarterback. He may as well start his regime in Cleveland with the most pro-ready one in this year's draft.
32. Cleveland Browns: Josh Doctson, WR, TCU
In the second round, he has the Browns taking WR Josh Doctson at No. 32 overall. I noticed how Kadar included in the title of his article how the mock draft "highlighted the depth of defensive players available," yet he had the Browns selecting a quarterback and a wide receiver. I asked Dan whether this was because of Hue Jackson being hired, or if would he would have gone offense-offense with a defensive coach too. I also asked if he could tell us more about his selection of Doctson at No. 32 overall.
Dan Kadar: "I'd probably lean offense/offense regardless of the coach, depending on what wide receivers were available at the top of the second round. I'm pretty staunch about Goff at this point, but we'll see how the process plays out over the next few months. With the wide receiver, I wouldn't have done it if I were picking between guys like WIll Fuller of Notre Dame or Corey Coleman of Baylor. Both of those guys are speedy shorter wide outs. The Browns have those guys already. Doctson is a bigger receiver who will go up and get the ball. I think he's exactly the type of wide receiver the Browns have needed for a while. In the red zone, I think he offers a mismatch on jump balls. He has good hands and he can do some work after the catch."
I also asked Dan what he would have done if RB Ezekiel Elliott had still been available at No. 32 -- would he have had the Browns go Elliot or Doctson?
That's a good question on Elliott, who I really don't think will be there at No. 32. Listening to and reading about Hue Jackson's various radio interviews thus far, he's seemed to indicate that he likes Isaiah Crowell and Duke Johnson, but we'll see there. At this point, I just see wide receiver as a much greater need for Cleveland. That's why I passed on someone like Derrick Henry of Alabama, for instance.
Would you be happy with the combination of Goff and Doctson, Browns fans?