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2012 NFL Draft Grades: Browns Get C From SB Nation

It's been a long weekend for draftniks, but the dust has finally settled and every team in the league now has their crop of new talent. Of course, that means it's time to analyze the picks that were made and the Cleveland Browns have been getting mixed reviews around the 'net.

SB Nation's final draft review videos are out and the Browns got the lowest grade in the AFC North, earning a mediocre C. Their pick of Trent Richardson was criticized because they're in a run defense heavy division and their pick of Brandon Weeden wasn't as reamed as it had been by some other sites but still was cited as a pick that looked like it was made simply to avoid criticism for not picking a QB. Of course, that also jives with the prevailing theory that the Tennessee Titans picking Kendall Wright put the Browns into a panic since they really wanted him on their team.

Of course, grades right after the draft has finished are hardly showing of how these players will do in their careers. With a completely new offense though, they're going to need big things from all of the impact picks they made in the first round.

For more on the Cleveland Browns, head over to Dawgs By Nature. For more on the 2012 NFL Draft, check out SB Nation's NFL Draft hub. And for continuous draft coverage, make sure to visit Mocking The Draft.

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