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2012 NFL Mock Draft: Cleveland Browns First Round Mock

1. First Round, 4th overall: Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor

This pick is probably going to be mocked all offseason long until some team actually jumps Cleveland and makes a trade to get RG3 in the early portion of the first round. The Browns are in a really good position right now, because they have two first round picks but I don’t think they will have to use both to move up. I think the Browns could include their 2nd round pick and possibly a future 2nd or 3rd round pick and still make this move happen, keeping their other first round pick in the process.

If they are not able to keep their other first round pick, they will probably get additional picks in return, because while some think you can throw the “trade value chart” out the window here, I don’t think the Browns are going to pull some Ricky Williams type deal to get Griffin.

The Heisman Trophy winner would be a good fit for Cleveland, though I’m not 100 percent sold Colt McCoy can’t start. That doesn’t mean the Browns think the same way as I do, so there is a wide belief that they are going to draft a quarterback this year, bucking Mike Holmgren’s trend of looking for quarterbacks later on.

2. First Round, 22nd overall: Mike Adams, OT, Ohio State

With their second first round pick, the Browns upgrade the right side of their offensive line and get a local product in Mike Adams, who showed up at the Senior Bowl and had a pretty solid week.

Adams definitely looks the part of a first round pick at 6’7" and close to 325 pounds, and there are a lot of scouts who feel like he is a lock to be picked within the top 32.

He’s an athletic kid with long arms and big hands, but he can sometimes get caught playing high and let speed rushers by on occasion. The point with this pick is this kid has a lot of potential, and fortifying the offensive line has to take some kind of priority if you are going to take a quarterback in the top 5 of the draft.

Another area I think the Browns could upgrade here would be cornerback, linebacker, defensive line, or even running back or receiver. This second first round pick is really a wild card but I think Adams is a legit option.

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