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Brown vs. Orakpo

We have profiled Texas Senior Defensive End Brian Orakpo previously on this website, however, it appears that he is not the only defensive end that the Cleveland Browns are interested in for the upcoming college Draft.
Click on the link above to watch some very impressive highlights of Florida State Defensive End Everette Brown.
The consensus seems to be building that, notwithstanding the current difficulties for Stallworth, the Browns will likely not trade their first round pick in the Draft (number 5 overall) and will likely not select wide receiver Michael Crabtree even if he remains available by the time we select. The current regime is bent on focussing in or near the trenches; that can clearly be seen through the free agency moves this off-season and the focus of the Team on Orakpo. Frankly, we support that approach.
The Browns also have the 36th and 50th picks in the college Draft. It is expected that they may use one of those picks on another defensive player like Brown if he is still available, while the other pick would be used on a receiver or a cornerback/safety.
Since we have discussed Orakpo in detail, let us tell you about Brown. He is 6 foot 4 inches tall and weighs about 240 pounds, although he has been as high as almost 260 pounds. He favours the weakside DE position, however, the Browns and many other teams believe that he could easily fill the role of an outside linebacker in a 3-4 defensive scheme. His specialty is pass rush - something we need big-time. At the Combine recently, Brown posted the fourth fastest time in the 40 speed drill among defensive linemen. Brown led the ACC in 2008 with 13.5 sacks (third overall in the country). He also led the ACC with 21.5 tackles for a loss (fourth overall in college football). He was the runner-up for the ACC player of the year and a finalist for the nation's top defensive end.
Brown is unique among the top-ranked pass rushers in this year's college Draft because, according to most scouts, his hand tenchnique, balance and flexibility make him a better tackler in open space compared to most of his competitors. He was the only college football player in the nation last season to rank in the top four in both sacks and tackles for loss.
Everette is in high demand. He has already had private workouts with the St. Louis Rams and the New England Patriots.
Orakpo is a beast. Brown is relentless in his pass rush and pursuit of tackles. They both would make an immediate impact for our Team. We think it is likely that the Browns would choose Orakpo before Brown in the first round.
Go Browns!
-Clayton
Devo's Cleveland Browns

1 comment:

  1. NORAKPO!

    I have mentioned this before, but he has a history of injury. Courtney Brown, Gerrard Warren and on and on.

    Don't pick some guy because other teams want him either. I am in favor drafting in the trenches, but really think we need to evaluate the running game here. Let's not forget that the QB, whoever it is, needs somebody to throw to. That's why I think a runningback with catch-ability sounds like a good move. I'm big on Donald Brown, but Moreno would be nice, too. Less wear and tear.

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