Rick Gosselin of the Dallas Morning Journal is typically known as one of the most accurate mock draft experts. He released his final NFL mock draft last night for the first round and he has the Cleveland Browns drafting wide receiver Julio Jones:
The Browns need a lead receiver to accelerate the development of QB Colt McCoy. Voila — Jones was a walk-in starter at Alabama, and he’ll be a walk-in starter at Cleveland. He averaged almost 15 yards per career catch. (Team needs: WR, CB, OT, DE)
Perhaps the biggest surprise in Gosselin’s mock draft is the fact that he has five quarterbacks being drafted within the first twelve picks! He also has defensive linemen Nick Fairley and Robert Quinn falling below projections, with Quinn falling all the way to No. 20 overall. He also had Bowers falling completely out of the first round. Could he be available when the Browns pick in round two?