2010 NFL Draft in review: Cleveland Browns

For starters I thought they would do a lot better job, then it looks like they did. Yes my friends I am pretty down on the 2010 Browns draft class. In my mind the biggest area of concern was at the safety positions and they picked up a guy in the second round that has had a history of knee problems and wasn’t that highly rated or really though of. However it looks like right now that this team netted three potential starters and we have to call that a successful draft.

So CB Joe Haden, RB Montario Hardesty, and OT/OG Shawn Lauvao should all be one day starters for this team with Haden and Hardesty stepping into big roles virtually from day one. Lauvao might be somewhat of a project but could wind up starting at Right Guard if he has a good training camp. If Ward ends up being the player Mike Holmgren thinks he can be then this draft will look a whole lot better. We also cannot forget that the Browns drafted QB Colt McCoy in this draft and he could develop into something special down the road.

With all that being said let us look at the initial grades for the Browns 2010 draft class:

•Need- A, with eight total selections they seemed to have addressed all their primary needs
•Talent- C, They reached for Ward and that might cost them
•Round One- A, Haden is a very fine player and should step in and make an immediate impact
•Round Two- B-, they reach for Ward, but land Hardesty
•Average- B

Related Links:

Cleveland Browns news and notes
2010 NFL Draft Initial team grades
•MTR Football.com
The Business of the NFL