Following the sound selections of Brian Orakpo in the first round and Percy Harvin in the second, Chris Pokorny from Dawgs By Nature is up for his final pick.
When the new regime chose not to re-sign safety Sean Jones, they had a decision to make. Sign a big-name safety in free agency, or seek one out in the draft. The team didn't really show much interest in free agents like Jim Leonhard and Brian Dawkins, which was a surprise considering it added another position to our draft board that I would've rather have had focused on linebackers and wide receivers.
Nonetheless, I have already selected LB Brian Orakpo and WR Percy Harvin for the Browns at No. 5 and No. 36 overall, respectively. With Oregon strong safety Patrick Chung still on the board at No. 50, it was impossible to pass him up here. He has a lot of starting experience in college and is solid at stopping the run, a category the Browns continued to struggle in last season.
Chung would join a young Cleveland secondary. I would have preferred more veteran leadership, but since we're past that point, it's time to get excited for what Chung can bring to the table.
MTD thoughts: With three first-day selections, it's imperative the Browns come away with three starters. That's what Pokorny has given them with Orakpo, Harvin and Chung. Good job.
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