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|2009 NFL Draft - Cleveland Browns|
|2||4||36||Brian Robiskie||WR||Sr||Ohio State|
|6||4||176||Don Carey||CB||Sr||Norfolk State|
|6||18||190||Coye Francies||CB||Sr||San Jose State|
2008 RECORD: 4-12
LAST SEASON: A colossal disaster. Picked to contend, Browns collapsed amid controversies, ineptitude on the field and dysfunction off it. Cleveland didn't score an offensive touchdown in its final six games, leading to coach Romeo Crennel's firing, general manager Phil Savage's dismissal and hiring of former Jets coach Eric Mangini.
THEY NEED: LBs, WRs and a shut-down CB. The edges of Cleveland's defensive front remain soft. Browns need someone on the outside who can get to quarterbacks, and an inside linebacker who can fill a hole. Possible trade of WR Braylon Edwards would leave a huge void at WR, a position also affected by Donte' Stallworth's ongoing legal troubles.
THEY DON'T NEED: A quarterback controversy. But unless they move either Brady Quinn or Derek Anderson, that's what they're going to have. Mangini said both will head to camp with a chance to win starting job, but that plan goes out the window if a team is willing to give up high picks for either Cleveland QB.
POSSIBLE FIRST PICK: If Edwards goes, then Texas Tech stud Crabtree. If Edwards stays, Curry (if he's still there) or Texas DE Brian Orakpo.
OUTLOOK: Browns could be one of busiest teams on draft weekend with possible deals for Edwards, Quinn and Anderson already being discussed. This is Mangini's and new GM George Kokinis' first chance to show rest of league their savvy - or lack of it.
|New York Life Protection Index Analysis|
|Season||Rank||Protection Index||Previous Protection Index||Change||Offensive Linemen Drafted|
|2010||21||56.7||56.1||0.6||Shawn Lauvao (T) - Arizona State|
|2009||20||56.1||57.7||-1.6||Alex Mack (C) - California|
|2007||3||81.7||38.9||42.8||Joe Thomas (T) - Wisconsin|
|2006||30||38.9||41.3||-2.4||Isaac Sowells (G) - Indiana|
|2004||30||30.7||42.3||-11.6||Kirk Chambers (G) - Stanford|
|2003||28||42.3||57.8||-15.5||Jeff Faine (C) - Notre Dame, Ryan Pontbriand (C) - Rice|
|2002||14||57.8||36.3||21.5||Melvin Fowler (C) - Maryland, Joaquin Gonzalez (G) - Miami (FL)|
|2001||29||36.3||40.9||-4.6||Paul Zukauskas (T) - Boston College|
|2000||24||40.9||28.6||12.3||Brad Bedell (T) - Colorado|
|1993||23||44.9||N/A||N/A||Steve Everitt (C) - Michigan, Herman Arvie (T) - Grambling|