2012 NFL Mock Draft: Browns Pick Another WR In Kendall Wright

With the 22nd pick in SB Nation's 2012 NFL mock draft, the Cleveland Browns select Baylor WR Kendall Wright.

It's hard for me to get on board with this pick, especially after the Browns went receiver (Justin Blackmon) with their other first round pick. That said, the Browns will make a major weakness one of their strengths. SB Nation's Dawgs By Nature explains the pick:

It might seem unconventional for the Browns to go with two wide receivers in the first round. That was not the ideal case, as the team is without a starting right tackle. Mike Adams was taken earlier than expected, and it is no surprise that Jonathan Martin didn't fall this far. Cleveland could also use an additional pass rusher, but there aren't enough intriguing linebackers remaining worthy of a first-round pick. I don't believe the Browns will take defensive end Nick Perry in round one after drafting a defensive end last year and signing two defensive ends as free agents during the offseason.

The concept of drafting both Blackmon and Wright is one that says, "let's just start over at receiver already." For several years now, the Browns' group of wide receivers has been regarded as one of the worst in football. If the Browns stick with Colt McCoy at quarterback, the only chance he has at growing is if the receivers around him do a better job at getting open. Between Wright, Justin Blackmon, and last year's second round pick Greg Little, Cleveland will have patched the position they were sorely lacking at, and that's just in the first round -- they'll have 11 more picks after this to continue rebuilding the team via the draft.

For more analysis of the pick, visit Mocking The Draft. SB Nation's Lions blog, Pride of Detroit, is on the clock with the 23rd pick.

For more 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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