The 2015 NFL Draft has reached its conclusion, and it's time to look back on just what the Cleveland Browns did in Chicago and how it sets them up for the future. Here's our Grades And Analysis Of The Cleveland Browns' Entire 2015 NFL Draft.
(All player grades based on spot selected, need, etc.)
1st Round: Washington NT Danny Shelton [Grade: A]
1st Round: Florida State C Cameron Erving [Grade: A]
2nd Round: Utah DE Nate Orchard [Grade: A]
3rd Round: Miami RB Duke Johnson [Grade: A-]
3rd Round: Washington State DT Xavier Cooper [Grade: A]
4th Round: Northwestern SS Ibraheim Campbell [Grade: B]
4th Round: Washington State WR Vince Mayle [Grade: B-]
6th Round: Louisville CB Charles Gaines [Grade: B]
6th Round: Mississippi State TE Malcolm Johnson [Grade: B+]
6th Round: USC TE Randall Telfer [Grade: A]
7th Round: USC ILB Hayes Pullard [Grade: A-]
7th Round: Oregon CB Ifo Ekpre-Olamu [Grade: A]
Overall Grade: A
Here’s the best part of Cleveland’s draft — they hoarded picks instead of pawning them off for a quick fix, bringing home a very balanced cache of 12 prospects. Washington nose tackle Danny Shelton and FSU offensive tackle Cameron Erving may be considered “safe” selections, but this was an altogether smartly played draft for a franchise in need of stability up and down the roster. Also, keep an eye on Ekpre-Olamu as a 7th-round flyer if his knee heals up right from a brutal injury during the College Football Playoff.