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Why The Cleveland Browns Should Draft Bradley Chubb 4th Overall

As mentioned in my earlier post about the Cleveland Browns drafting Sam Darnold 1st overall, the offense is ready to go in 2018.  The Browns should shift their attention to the defensive side of the ball, and select Bradley Chubb with the 4th pick.  Last year, they drafted Myles Garrett with the #1 pick and now they have the opportunity to put Chubb on the opposite side of the defensive line.

The Browns secondary is an issue and there are a couple of other routes they can take (Derwin James, Josh Jackson, Minkah Fitzpatrick, Denzel Ward ), but with the 4th pick I believe the Browns should look for more of an impact player, and Chubb has the ability to disrupt opposing offenses against the run and pass.

Cleveland added Damarious Randall at CB/FS in a trade with the Green Bay Packers.  He joins E.J. Gaines, T.J. Carrie and Terrance Mitchell as players added to the secondary this offseason.  Devin McCourty and Danny Shelton were both traded to the New England Patriots.

With two of the first 3 picks in the 2nd round, that is where I think the Browns add to the secondary depth chart.

The Browns allowed 25 points per game last year, and were a team to target when looking for a player to stream in fantasy football.  I wouldn't be so sure that in 2018 Cleveland will be such an easy opponent.

Even if Saquon Barkley was available, I just don't see how that pick would make any sense, at all, with Carlos Hyde and Duke Johnson on the roster. Also, rumors of them drafting two QBs? Give me a break!

Mock Draft Results

1.01 - Cleveland Browns - Sam Darnold
1.02 - New York Giants - Saquon Barkley 
1.03 - New York Jets - Baker Mayfield 
1.04 - Cleveland Browns - Bradley Chubb
1.05 - Denver Broncos - Josh Rosen
  • Pick by: Kevin Huo - Click here to read Kevin's write-up on
    • Our Take: Denver would be ecstatic if Rosen falls to them at pick 5.  His durability is a question mark, but his talent is undeniable.  With Case Keenum in town for two years this will give the Broncos time to get him healthy and develop him into their franchise QB.
1.06 - Indianapolis Colts - Quenton Nelson
1.07 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Derwin James
  • Pick by: David Gonos - Click here to read David's write-up on
    • Our Take: Tampa will be fine on offense.  Improving their secondary will go a long way in the NFC South.  The Bucs had the worst pass defense in the NFL last season.  Adding James at safety and the acquisition of Jason Pierre-Paul this Winter will help them improve.
1.08 - Chicago Bears - Roquan Smith
1.09 - San Francisco 49ers - Tremaine Edmunds
  • Pick by: Ron Rigney -
    • Our Take: No matter where Smith/Edmunds are selected in the 1st round, the two of them will always be compared to each other.  Both players are going to be great NFL LBs.
1.10 - Oakland Raiders - Denzel Ward
  • Pick by: Kevin Huo -
    • Our Take: The Raiders would probably prefer one of those two LBs falls to them but Ward is a solid prospect and Oakland's biggest need come draft day is CB.
1.11 - Miami Dolphins - Minkah Fitzpatrick
  • Pick by: David Gonos - Click here to read David's write-up on
    • Our Take: Miami needs so much on both sides of the ball, if I were them I would be looking to move this pick to a team that might want Josh Allen before the Bills draft him - I am looking at your Arizona!
1.12 - Buffalo Bills - Josh Allen
1.13 - Washington Redskins - Vita Vea
1.14 - Green Bay Packers - Josh Jackson
  • Pick by: Ron Rigney - Big Guy Fantasy Sports
    • Our Take: They turned last years first round pick into Deshone Kizer, let's hope they develop Jackson into a perennial Pro Bowl CB.
1.15 - Arizona Cardinals - Lamar Jackson
1.16 - Baltimore Ravens - Calvin Ridley
1.17 - Los Angeles Chargets - Da'Ron Payne
1.18 - Seattle Seahawks - Derrius Guice
1.19 - Dallas Cowboys - Rashaan Evans
1.20 - Detroit Lions - Taven Bryan
  • Pick by: Chris Oertle - Click here to read Chris' write-up over at
    • Our Take: The Lions have bigger needs than a defensive lineman, but Chris believes new Head Coach Matt Patricia will look to solidify his defense line, just like those great Patriots teams.
1.21 - Cincinnati Bengals - James Daniels
  • Pick by: Tony Reimer -
    • Our Take: Already added Cordy Glenn to the O-Line, now add Daniels at C and the Bengals could get that offense rolling again in 2018.
1.22 - Buffalo Bills - Leighton Vander Esch
1.23 - New England Patriots - Mike McGlinchey
  • Pick by: Chris Oertle - Click here to read Chris' write-up over at 
    • Our Take: Nate Solder out, Mike McGlinchey in.
1.24 - Carolina Panthers - Isaiah Oliver
1.25 - Tennessee Titans - Will Hernandez
1.26 - Atlanta Falcons - Isaiah Wynn
  • Pick by: Craig Talley -
    • Our Take: The more time Matt Ryan has to find Julio Jones, the better.
1.27 - New Orleans Saints - Dallas Goedart
1.28 - Pittsburgh Steelers - Mason Rudolph
  • Pick by: Tony Reimer -
    • Our Take: Not a fan of teams ready to win now drafting pieces for the future in the 1st round but Big Ben is nearing the end of his career.  They will need to draft defensive players with the next few picks.
1.29 - Jacksonville Jaguars - DJ Moore
1.30 - Minnesota Vikings - Billy Price
1.31 - New England Patriots - Marcus Davenport
  • Pick by: Chris Oertle - Click here to read Chris' write-up over at
    • Our Take: Well what do you know, the Patriots get another steal late in the 1st round of the NFL Draft.  Knowing them though, they will trade out and acquire an extra pick or two.
1.32 - Philadelphia Eagles - Jaire Alexander
2018 NFL Mock Draft Cleveland Browns Bradley Chubb