2013 NFL Mock Draft: Browns land a lockdown corner

Wesley Hitt

Cleveland could use help in several areas, but they wind up taking the top cornerback in the draft in a new mock draft.

The Cleveland Browns look to be a team on the upswing, so it's important they keep progress going by making a smart pick in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft. With the sixth overall pick, they could pick a multitude of different positions, but CBSSports.com's Dane Brugler thinks they'll go with a cornerback in Alabama's Dee Milliner.


Milliner is the consensus best cornerback available in the draft this year, which is rarely a bad player to end up with. He only had two picks at Alabama in 2012, but most teams elected not to test him very often. Here's what Brugler thinks of Milliner:

With the Browns transitioning to a hybrid 3-4 defensive scheme under new coordinator Ray Horton, there is a more-than-good chance that this pick is defense. After signing Paul Kruger in free agency, the Browns might switch their thinking to cornerback with this pick, especially if Milliner is still on the board.

Milliner and Joe Haden could form a truly outstanding cornerback tandem in Cleveland, one that would allow Ray Horton to get extremely creative with his front seven.

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