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NFL Draft 2016: Grading All 14 Cleveland Browns Draft Picks

Spencer Drango

11.) Round 5 No. 168 Spencer Drango OT Baylor
Grade: B-

The Browns bolster the offensive line depth with Drango here. He had some injury concerns with a back injury in his past but he’s played through a lot during his time at Baylor. He offers some versatility, being able to play possibly tackle or guard in the NFL. He needs to work on his lower body strength to match his powerful upper body strength to allow himself to drive players back. As a depth option he can be worth a chance at developing.

12.) Round 5 No. 172 Rashard Higgins WR Colorado State
Grade: B

The Browns drafted four WRs. Four. I have no idea what they were thinking drafting so many players at two positions with needs all over and the reason this pick was graded higher than it should be is because Higgins was one of my sleepers in the draft. He runs good routes, has good hands, and was productive in college with his decent size. He would have gone much higher if he didn’t have 4.6 speed which means a lot of his catches will be contested. Hopefully his route running will allow him to get separation and make better plays but I think he has the best potential of the last three to succeed.

13.) Round 5 No. 173 Trey Caldwell CB Louisiana-Monroe
Grade: F

I get concerned when both CBS and the NFL network don’t have a scouting report on a player taken in the fifth round. He’s a small corner at 5’9” and with Haden, Williams, Gilbert, Desir, Williams, and Gaines still on the roster he’s going to have a hard time making the team. The Browns also traded with Miami for another CB so his spot is in jeopardy.

14.) Round 7 No. 250 Scooby Wright LB Arizona
Grade: A-

The Browns go with another LB but Scooby will for sure play on the inside. The analytics must love this pick because he was one of the most successful tacklers in the NCAA. He isn’t athletic, running a 4.9 40 and has had various injuries over his time at Arizona but he’s worth a chance late in the draft.

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While a pharmacy major at Toledo by day, Brandon Urasek is now making his mark in the journalism scene specializing in fantasy football and all things Cleveland sports. A five time fantasy football league champ and two time runner-up in ten tries, Brandon strives to help people with their lineups each week in both personal and weekly fantasy leagues in addition to covering the other various Cleveland teams. Follow Brandon on twitter @burasek10

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