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The Cleveland Browns figure to land a top-10 pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, but which positions will they target and which prospects can fit team needs?
The Cleveland Browns currently own the No. 7 pick in the 2013 NFL Draft heading into the final week of the regular season, and it's likely that they will head into April with a premium pick to help build for the future. Back in November, Mel Kiper of ESPN identified G, DE, OLB and WR as emerging areas of need, so it will be interesting to see where the front office uses that top pick in the draft.
In fact, it may be interesting to see who uses that top pick within the front office. The Browns named Joe Banner the new team CEO earlier this year, but general manager Tom Heckert was not replaced at that time and his future with the team is uncertain. Heckert hopes to retain control over personnel decisions if he sticks around, but he sounded uncertain about his level of involvement going forward.
In any case, here are the top-15 prospects from the latest NFL Draft Big Board at SB Nation's Mocking The Draft to help you identify which prospects will be available when the Browns are on the clock in April:
1. Star Lotulelei | 6'4, 320 pounds | Defensive tackle | Utah
2. Luke Joeckel | 6'5, 310 pounds | Offensive tackle | Texas A&M *
3. Chance Warmack | 6'3, 320 pounds | Guard | Alabama
4. Manti Te'o | 6'2, 255 pounds | Middle linebacker | Notre Dame
5. Damontre Moore | 6'4, 250 pounds | Defensive end | Texas A&M *
6. Dee Milliner | 6'1, 196 pounds | Cornerback | Alabama *
7. Jarvis Jones | 6'3, 241 pounds | Outside linebacker | Georgia *
8. Bjoern Werner | 6'4, 272 pounds | Defensive end | Florida State *
9. Jesse Williams | 6'4, 320 pounds | Defensive tackle | Alabama
10. Taylor Lewan | 6'8, 302 pounds | Offensive tackle | Michigan *
11. Johnathan Hankins | 6'4, 317 pounds | Defensive tackle | Ohio State *
12. Jake Matthews | 6'5, 305 pounds | Offensive tackle | Texas A&M *
13. Dion Jordan | 6'6, 243 pounds | Defensive end | Oregon
14. Keenan Allen | 6'3, 206 pounds | Wide receiver | California *
15. Sheldon Richardson | 6'4, 295 pounds | Defensive tackle | Missouri *