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NFL Draft 2012: Mel Kiper Mock Has Robert Griffin III, Kendall Wright To Browns

In the majority of 2012 NFL Mock Drafts, you'll find the Cleveland Browns taking Robert Griffin III with the No. 4 overall pick. It's a scenario that's probably more likely than you might think, but the possibility and probability of a trade take away from the pick and potential excitement around it's feasibility. That being said, it's still likely the smart pick to go with when you look at Colt McCoy and how the offense was completely lethargic with him under center.

That's why Mel Kiper is sticking to his guns in his latest mock draft:

Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor

If a team moves ahead of the Browns for Griffin, they also could be in play for Blackmon, or even the guy I have at No. 5, Trent Richardson. However, the questions on Colt McCoy's ceiling as a starting NFL quarterback are getting louder, and if the Browns don't go after a solution such as Matt Flynn, a quarterback certainly could be in play here. Griffin made big strides this past season, particularly with his deep accuracy. He is a big-time athlete at the quarterback position but has developed a very good pocket presence and the ability to read the game, and his big arm comes with a nice touch on intermediate throws. He is a leader and has intangibles that should really impress evaluators during the draft process.

Perhaps much more interesting than the selection of Griffin for the Browns is the selection Kiper has made for their next pick at No. 22 in the draft:

Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor

Quietly, Wright had a season that almost matched Blackmon's in the Big 12. The Browns might not end up with Griffin with the No. 4 pick, but his teammate would make a lot of sense here. Greg Little is a developing big target and had a pretty good rookie season given the overall performance of the Cleveland offense. Wright is smaller at about 5-10, 190 pounds, but could add a speed threat this offense really needs. He can beat teams over the top with straight-line speed but also works underneath and will do a lot of damage after the catch. The Browns need weapons, and Wright, who also has great hands, fits the profile.

Wright is an excellent player, the Browns certainly need more weapons on offense. Kiper is right when he talks about Little and what it is he'll likely be able to grow into, while Wright can be an excellent compliment to that on the opposite side of the field. Add in the fact that they already drafted Griffin in this mock, and you have a pretty energized offense heading into next season.

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