2012 NFL Mock Draft: Browns Go Defense In 2nd Round

With the 37th pick in SB Nation's 2012 NFL mock draft, the Cleveland Browns select North Carolina LB Zach Brown.

The Browns went offense with their first two picks -- Justin Blackmon and Kendall Wright -- so it makes sense they'd focus on defense with this one.

SB Nation's Browns blog, Dawgs By Nature, explains the move:

Linebacker Scott Fujita has ended the past two seasons on the injured reserve. While he has been a veteran to rely on when he does play, the Browns desperately lack depth at linebacker and could use some youth to inject some more life into the group. His quickness and explosiveness should help the team in pass coverage, as the team had trouble covering tight ends at times last season (see Jared Cook outrunning the linebackers for an 80-yard score).

For more analysis of the pick, visit Mocking The Draft. SB Nation's Jaguars blog, Big Cat Country, is on the clock with the 38th pick.

Fro more drafts news on the Browns, visit Dawgs By Nature and SB Nation Cleveland. And click here to follow along the rest of SB Nation's NFL mock draft.

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