The Cleveland Browns were part of the biggest trade in the first of the 2011 NFL Draft when they traded the 6th overall pick to the Atlanta Falcons. They ended up taking Phil Taylor later in the first round, and now have two second round picks to continuing addressing the holes on their team. SB Nation just released their second round mock draft, and they have the Browns continuing to build on the defensive side of the ball.
With the 37th overall pick in the draft, SB Nation thinks the Browns will take Da’Quan Bowers, who was once part of the conversation for the No. 1 overall pick. Knee injuries have forced him to slide a little bit, but he would be a great risk for the Browns to take. Putting him with Taylor would help accelerate the learning curve of the new defensive line.
With their second, second round pick, they think the Browns will take North Carolina outside linebacker Bruce Carter. That is a position of need, but the Browns may want to think about adding some skill position guys with this second pick of the round.
The first round of the 2011 NFL Draft starts at 8 p.m. (ET) on Thursday, April 28, and SB Nation has everything you need to prepare: NFL mock drafts, draft projections, scouting reports, the full NFL draft schedule and more. Check it out at SB Nation’s NFL Draft page and our NFL Draft blog, Mocking the Draft.