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Old 04-27-2013, 07:40 PM   #490
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Default Re: 2013 NFL Draft Discussion

Browns with an all defensive draft aside from the 7th round (guard).

Barkevious Mingo - OLB
Leon McFadden - CB
Jamoris Slaughter - S
Armonty Bryant - DE

Pair those picks with the acquisitions of Paul Kruger and Quentin Groves, this defense is going to look completely different. Ray Horton will be transitioning to the 3-4, let's take a look at what the depth chart may look like...

DE - Ahtyba Rubin / Billy Winn
NT - Phil Taylor / Ishmaaily Kitchen
DE - John Hughes / Desmond Bryant
OLB - Paul Kruger / Quentin Groves
ILB - D'Qwell Jackson / LJ Fort
ILB - Craig Robertson / Tank Carder
OLB - Barkevious Mingo / Jabaal Sheard
CB - Joe Haden / Johnson Bademosi
SS - TJ Ward / Jamoris Slaughter
FS - Eric Hagg / Gipson(?)
CB - Leon McFadden / Buster Skrine

All of a sudden, that is a pretty deep defense with pass-rushers to spare. I highlighted that OLB spot, because it will be very interesting to see what happens. It is possible Sheard could be used as more of a defensive end in a lot of packages.

But, suddenly, that Kruger, Sheard, Mingo, Groves foursome will give Horton a lot of flexibility.

I think they may need McFadden to start opposite Haden right out of the gates. I like Skrine as a nickel guy, but I don't think he has the goods to be on the field for a majority of snaps.

There is still a bit of a question mark behind TJ Ward and I'm not exactly sure where Trevin Wade fits into all of this.

Very interest, though... And I think this defense has a lot of potential.
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