There has been some speculation over the last few weeks that the favorite pick of the Cleveland Browns would be Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III. That was quelled a bit in recent days thanks to a short burst of mock drafts predicting that the Washington Redskins were going to go after him instead, trading up to the second overall pick to snag their man. That left Justin Blackmon as the favorite for a short while to go to Cleveland but it looks like we're back to the status quo again.
ESPN's Todd McShay released his new 2012 NFL Mock Draft on Friday and he's of the opinion that the Browns will get Griffin and won't even need to trade up to the second pick to get him this time, with Griffin falling all the way down to the fourth pick.
Current Browns QB Colt McCoy has shown good toughness, mental capacity and short-to-intermediate accuracy, but his lack of size and arm strength to drive the ball downfield put too many limitations on the offense. Assuming no team trades ahead of them to take Griffin, the Browns can add a dynamic weapon who will open things up. He still must improve his consistency as a decision-maker and with his underneath touch/accuracy, but his downfield accuracy was vastly improved in 2011.
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