Sunday, April 29, 2007

Browns draft-Day 2

The Cleveland Browns had 4 picks on day 2 after giving them away in a day 1 trade to obtain CB Eric Wright of UNLV.
The Browns selected Cornerback Brandon McDonald of Memphis in the 5th round.
McDonald seems like a nickel back more than a pure corner,but did spend some time at safety at Memphis.
That is always a plus when attempting to become a factor in the nickel or dime packages.

In Round 6,the call to Cleveland went out to Defensive End Melila Purcell.
Purcell is from Hawaii,which had Jerry Glanville as the defensive coordinator the last few years and that is always a help in getting players ready for the next level.
Purcell was a End at Hawaii,but with his size (6'4 278) could be moved to defensive tackle.

The Browns must have either made a deal or had a supplemental pick in the Seventh Round,as they picked two players.
First-they added Chase Pittman,a defensive lineman from LSU.
This one,I like.Pittman appears to me to be the type of player that makes a team and with some luck becomes a productive player as his career moves on.
A rangy player that has a high motor,Pittman could be a helpful player.

Finally the last addition was Arizona wide reciever Syndric Steptoe.Steptoe is a smallish reciever that is mainly a kick/punt returner that might be able to play in 5 wideout sets.
Didn't the Browns just get rid of one of these types from Arizona?(Dennis Northcutt).
These smaller guys tend to be a boom or bust pick,so the Browns will need some luck here.

1 comment:

Mark Haymond said...

Thanks Shawn - good read on the draft for sure. Wish you had done an analysis on the Bengals for me haha. I was thrilled with the Leon Hall pick and Kenny Irons in the 2nd was probably solid although I fear the left side of the Cleveland line now, especially with our weak run D in the 'Nati.

I actually thought Quinn was a good move for the Brownies - relatively cheap price for a guy that many consider to be a franchise QB and can help them compete with the likes of Palmer and Roethlisberger in the tough AFC North