2014 NFL Mock Draft Countdown: Cleveland Browns, No. 4

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2014 NFL Mock Draft Countdown: Cleveland Browns, No. 4

Apr 26, 2013; Berea, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns first round draft pick defensive end Barkevious Mingo (51) listens to a question during a press conference at the Cleveland Browns Training Facility. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to the Titan Sized collaborative 2014 NFL mock draft. Every weekday leading into the May draft, our team of writers will give their analysis and opinions on potential first-round draft prospects and their eventual whereabouts. Barring changes or conflicts, our schedule will go as follows:

Mar. 24-28: Picks 1-5
Mar. 31 – Apr. 4: Picks 6-10
Apr. 7-11: Picks 11-15
Apr. 14-18: Picks 16-20
Apr. 21-25: Picks 21-25
Apr. 28 – May 2: Picks 26-30
May 5-6: Picks 31-32

Here’s a list of writers who’ll participate in our 2014 NFL mock draft project:

Editor: Joshua Huffman
Lead Columnist: Nicholas Pitakos
Contributor: Russell Griffin
Contributor: Matias Wodner
Contributor: Stoney Keeley
Contributor: Matt Ward
Contributor: William Oberst
Contributor: Scotty Bakalian

We’ve reached pick No. 4. This selection belongs to the Cleveland Browns.

Drafting the No. 3 quarterback prospect with the No. 4 pick? It’s possible. Just the type of bad luck for a franchise who has endured 20 different starting quarterbacks since its 1999-00 expansion season. Such ineptitude means that this team can’t get out of the AFC North or away from the top of the draft board.

Is this the year that changes? With first-year head coach Mike Pettine and general manager Ray Farmer, the Browns need to revamp a talent-deficient roster. They’ll have 10 picks to do so, three of which are in the top 35. Of those top 35 picks, do the Browns focus on using an early pick toward quarterback? Or maybe they use that for a later pick. In the meantime, they use the No. 4 pick on a skill-position player who could create a dominant receiver duo with Josh Gordon?

It’s time to examine who the Browns will select at No. 4.

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