2010 NFL Draft Results: Grading the Cleveland Browns Draft

April 25, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

With the 2010 NFL draft fading into the rearview mirror, it's time to look at the draft as a whole and see how the Browns did based on projections.
In the first round, the Browns took cornerback Joe Haden with the No. 7 pick. There was no bigger need on the Browns than the secondary, so this becomes a good value pick since safety Eric Berry had been taken by the Chiefs two picks earlier.
There were a few other options at this slot the Browns could have taken, but that just gets too argumentative over which player is better at what aspect of the game. So you just have to judge Haden on his own merits, and they're all pretty good.
The Browns get an "A" for their first-round pick.
Then there's the second round. The round that haunted the Browns last year and will be scrutinized to infinity this year should these players not perform well.
T.J. Ward was taken with the 38th pick and Montario Hardesty was traded up for at the 59th pick.
Both players were reaches,...

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