Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Chud Nation: Two weeks out from the 2013 NFL Draft

Weeden to Nelson? David Nelson added to the Browns
WR depth yesterday, signing a one-year deal.
The Browns over the past couple of weeks, have picked up a veteran QB, a high-priced pass rusher, some depth to the front-7 of the defense and now looks like they have themselves a new target for second-year QB Brandon Weeden to throw the ball to. David Nelson, a former Buffalo Bills wide-out, will don the Orange & Brown this fall. Nelson, a three-year vet out of the University of Florida "Tebow Era", with the Bills he had 94 catches, 1,042 receiving yards and five TD's in 2011. He only played in the season opener last season, due to an injury, so it will be interesting to see how he bounces back, and if he can be that third wide-out behind Josh Gordon and Greg Little. Now, who in the heck, are the Browns looking to take in the 2013 NFL Draft.

With the 6th pick...in the 2013 NFL Draft the Cleveland Browns select...

Just a little over two weeks away, from another NFL Draft, this one will mark the 1st for the new front office of the Cleveland Browns. Over the years, since returning to the NFL in 1999, the Cleveland Browns have had some down-right disappointing draft's, that have left many of Browns fans, stitching their heads. From the back-to-back number #1 overall picks of Tim Couch in '99 and Courtney Brown in 2000, to players never living up to their pre-draft potential guys like, Gerard Warren (the dude sure knew how to dance & run his mouth) Kellen Winslow, Jr. (the kid had issue's, but remember...HE'S A SOLIDER!), Braylon Edwards (couldn't catch a cold, if he jumped in Lake Erie in the middle of February), Kamerion Wimbley (ONE pass rushing move, ONE!), and lastly Brady Quinn (should have knew, them Irish boys were no good), it's been one miss after the next (I mean, when your best draft pick is OT Joe Thomas #3 overall in 2007, you've obviously had bad luck/trouble drafting) with this franchise since 1999. Here's hoping the Browns new-brass with at this time 8 picks over the three-day draft, can bring in some guys, that will actually contribute and play more then their rookie contract in the Orange & Brown, and not end up being just another BUST, cause we all know, we've had plenty of those already.

At #6, the Browns will probably look to add to the defensive side of the ball. There are a number of players out there, that the Browns have their eyes on, and they are in desperate need of landing a playmaker on that side of the ball, to team with vet's like D'Qwell Jackson, Joe Haden, T.J. Ward and Phil Taylor. I know it, wouldn't be as sexy of a pick to trade down from the sixth spot, to say a mid-round selection, but with the talent level in the first round of this year's draft from #1 overall to #32 overall not really differing, it wouldn't be that bad of a deal, and at a lower price tag. Another thing, I'd like to see the Browns do, is find themselves back into the 2nd round of the draft, after not going into the draft with a pick in that round, due to the selection of wide-out Gordon, in last summer's NFL supplemental draft. The Browns will be looking to add depth on both sides of the ball, as every spot on the field, could be addressed in this draft, besides the quarterback and running back positions (hopefully). I will have more about the Browns and their draft decisions next week, leading up to the 2013 NFL Draft.

Arguably the best video that pretty much sums up who the Cleveland Browns have been since 1999....