With the #5 pick in the 2009 MHR Community Mock Draft, the Cleveland Browns select....
WR, MICHAEL CRABTREE, TEXAS TECH
Round 1, Pick #5 overall
Details of the pick after the jump...
From GM Zappa: This selection was a tough one to make. As GM, I had hoped to make a
trade to move down or possibly out of the first round for the right
offer. No suitors arrived, so I had to go with the best intel I had
available. With my top two prospects already off the board, I had to
take a look at recent Browns history. They have trade rumors involving Braylon Edwards and a potentially long term prison sentence forthcoming for Dante Stallworth, the Cleveland Browns have selected Michael Crabtree, WR, Texas Tech.
Crabtree was the only logical choice at this point, his value at #5 is
still considered a steal by most experts and he will no doubt make an immediate impact on this Browns team no matter what becomes of the two
current starters this offseason.
Commish's Thoughts: Nothing wrong with Crabtree at 5, and the talent is certainly there for him to be a top 5 selection. With a firm decision to convert to the 3-4 in Cleveland, the top end and NT were worth serious consideration, but it should be remembered that the Cleveland defense wasn't half bad last year, actually amnaging to keep cleveland in several games. Their offense on the other hand looked light-years removed from its 2007 high-octane incarnation. I like the choice to get frontoffice leverage on a couple of troublemaking WRs, but that is just the Commish's firm hand talking....
ON THE CLOCK
The Cincinnati Bengals are up next. Duke TC will answer the big question: Will the Bengals take BJ Raji? Stay tuned...
The deadline for this pick is 1pm MST, March 24th. As long as I receive the pick by that time it will be valid. To send me the pick, just email me at the address shown in my profile.
Round 1, Pick #6 Overall
GM Duke TC
- Detroit Lions: McDah OLB Aaron Curry, Wake Forest
- St.Louis Rams: 53guys OT Jason Smith, Baylor
- Kansas City Chiefs: Papisan DE/OLB Brian Orakpo, Texas
- Seattle Seahawks: Denver_Native OT, Eugene Monroe, Virginia
- Cleveland Browns: Zappa WR, Michael Crabtree, Texas Tech
- Cincinnati Bengals: DukeTC ON THE CLOCK
- Oakland Raiders: V. Money ON DECK
- Jacksonville Jaguars: gunnermc
- Green Bay Packers: Broncosorbust
- San Francisco 49ers: Elway's Ghost
- Buffalo Bills: Rep56
- Denver Broncos: broncofan91
- Washington Redskins: Chawkins06
- New Orleans Saints: gnarlybroncodude
- Houston Texans: PredominantlyOrange
- San Diego Chargers: Sadaraine
- New York Jets: danelama
- Chicago Bears: Combat Chuk
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers: OrangeCrush4082
- (Dallas Cowboys) Lions: BDAWKisaBRONC
- Philadelphia Eagles: ejruiz
- Minnesota Vikings: War Eagle Aubie
- New England Patriots bronco-Maine-iac
- Atlanta Falcons: Stovie47
- Miami Dolphins: adamriggs
- Baltimore Ravens mla2131
- Indianapolis Colts: chikndnnr
- (Carolina Panthers) Eagles: bcfunk
- New York Giants: Russ
- Tennessee Titans: Broncoman
- Arizona Cardinals: Calibroncoboy
- Pittsburgh Steelers: PABroncofan