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NFL Mock Draft 2013: Browns take Dion Jordan

Cleveland is getting close to having an elite defense, and a pass rusher could put it over the top.

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Despite another losing record and the general play of Brandon Weeden, there is hope with the Cleveland Browns.

Cleveland has a solid defense with playmakers such as Jabaal Sheard and Joe Haden, and could add to that base in the NFL Draft, which is why outside linebacker Dion Jordan of Oregon was mocked to the Browns by SB Nation's Matthew Fairburn and Dan Kadar.

Jordan is an elite athlete who can sink his hips and use his terrific speed to beat a tackle off the line, gaining access to the quarterback. Oregon employed Jordan as an end in its defense, but in Cleveland the youngster would be moved to a stand-up position on the outside.

In a division with Joe Flacco and Ben Roethlisberger, it's imperative the Browns put ample pressure on the opposing signal-caller.

In a perfect world, Cleveland would love to add offensive talent. However, the draft board doesn't offer a wide receiver for Cleveland to take.

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