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2012 NFL Mock Draft: SB Nation Gives The Browns Justin Blakmon, Oklahoma State

The Cleveland Browns are in a tough position in regards to the 2012 NFL Draft. Sitting with the No. 4 overall pick, the player that most assume they're interested in may not be available. A lot of folks have the Browns going after Robert Griffin III, but even at No. 4 overall, the Browns would likely have to trade up to get him. Worse than that, two of the three teams above the Browns could also be after who is likely their second choice.

Well, in the latest SB Nation 2012 NFL Mock Draft, the Browns don't get Griffin, as the Washington Redskins trade up to pick him, but they do get the consensus pick for their second option:

4. Cleveland Browns, Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State

It seems like the Browns always have a lot of needs. Last time I had the Browns moving up for Griffin, but that's not guaranteed to happen. With so many needs to fill, giving away first round picks hurts their efforts to field a winner, so they don't trade this pick. Adding an offensive talent, like Blackmon, will make them more competitive, regardless of the quarterback.

Blackmon would set up a young receiving duo alongside Greg Little, but the team would still be without a quarterback. Still, in the event that Griffin is gone, it's hard to see the selection of Blackmon as a negative. While it doesn't address the overall biggest need on the team, it does give a lethargic offense some a dynamic playmaker.

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