With the thirty-seventh pick in the 2011 BGN Mock Draft, l3irdman3901 selects...
Jonathan Baldwin - WR, Pittsburgh
The Cleveland Browns have numerous needs that must be addressed through this year's draft. The lack of an elite wide receiver and problems along the defensive line are the most glaring needs. After releasing Shaun Rodgers and Kenyon Coleman and hiring Dick Jauron to implement a 4-3 defense, it is obvious that there are major changes coming to the front seven. While drafting Marcell Dareus in the first round helps start the renovation of this defense, it also left behind the opportunity to give Colt McCoy an elite pass catcher from the top tier of wideouts in this class. Although another defensive pick could be in line here, such as FS Rahim Moore or LB Martez Wilson, I believe it is in the best interest of the Browns to take a shot at a play-maker on the other side of the ball.
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With that being said, the pick here has to be Jonathan Baldwin. Baldwin has the freakish athletic ability and rare measurables it takes to become a #1 receiver in the NFL. Running a 4.5 forty yard dash at 6'4, 230lbs, Baldwin has a great combination of size and speed. In comparison, A.J. Green also ran a 4.5 forty, but he is 20lbs lighter. Because of Baldwin's strength, he is tough to bring down and will put up great YAC numbers. Baldwin also led all wide receivers at the combine with a 42" vertical. With his tremendous size and vertical leap, he should be a nightmare to cover around the end zone. If the Cleveland coaching staff could improve Baldwin's route running, then they may have finally found their #1 wide receiver.
Next on the clock will be P_Roach17 with the Arizona Cardinals.
Previous Picks: 1 - Nick Fairley 2 - Patrick Peterson 3 - Blaine Gabbert 4 - Cam Newton 5 - Von Miller 6 - Marcell Dareus 7 - Prince Amukamara 8 - A.J. Green 9 - Da'Quan Bowers 10 - Corey Liuget 11 - Robert Quinn 12 - Julio Jones 13 - Tyron Smith 14 - Jimmy Smith 15 - Mark Ingram 16 - Cameron Jordan 17 - Ryan Kerrigan 18 - Anthony Castonzo 19 - Mike Pouncey 20 - Adrian Clayborn 21 - Phil Taylor 22- Stephen Paea 23 - Brandon Harris 24 - Aldon Smith 25 - Gabe Carimi 26 - Torrey Smith 27 - Justin Houston 28- J.J. Watt 29 - Nate Solder 30 - Akeem Ayers 31- Derek Sherrod 32 - Cameron Heyward 33- Muhammad Wilkerson 34 - Allen Bailey 34 - Jabaal Sheard 35 - Marvin Austin