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NFL Mock Draft 2013: Browns could target pass rush help

Cleveland has many needs heading into the draft, but pass rush could be at the top of the list.

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The Cleveland Browns could use upgrades all over the roster, and they'll hope to address one major one with the sixth overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. One place where they could look is at pass rush -- they finished 11th in the NFL in sacks this season but could use an infusion of youth at defensive end. That's where Dan Kadar of SB Nation's Mocking the Draft could see Cleveland looking, with Florida State defensive end Bjoern Werner at the top of the list.

Werner, a junior who is expected to declare for the draft, was one of the most feared pass rushers in college football this season. He finished the year tied for the national lead in sacks this season with 13.0 and also added 18.5 tackles for loss. Kadar notes that after retooling the offense in last year's draft, the Browns are likely to address the defense at the top of this year's draft.

Of course, with the Browns refiguring the front office and coaching staff, it's still hard to get a read on what the franchise will end up doing come the draft in April.

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