By Dan Williams @Dan_Wi11iams on April 2, 2014
The 2014 NFL Draft is a big one for the Cleveland Browns as the team has 10 total selections. With new decision makers in place and uncertainty across the roster, the players selected in later rounds could potentially find themselves seeing the field during the season.
Here is a look at five players the Browns should target during Day 3 of the draft, rounds five through seven.
While it could be seen as a homer pick, Kenny Guiton is a natural leader who has shown the ability to win. A career backup with OSU, Guiton was spectacular when he stepped in for an injured Braxton Miller. Although the Browns are set to draft an early round QB, they will need to bring others into camp who will push Brian Hoyer and the other QBs on the roster. The man known as Kenny G will bring a strong work ethic and football IQ to an NFL camp.
Isaiah Crowell started his career with Georgia and was named offensive freshman of the year in the SEC, rushing for 850 yards and five touchdowns. However, he was dismissed from Georgia after felony weapon charges. Crowell transferred to Alabama State, rushing for almost 2,000 yards and 30 touchdowns in two seasons. Needing depth at RB, the Browns could look Crowell's way; Crowell has managed to stay out of trouble since his dismissal in 2012.
Unfortunately for Aaron Colvin, he tore his ACL during Senior Bowl practice. Fortunately for the Browns, they may be able to nab him later in the draft. The Oklahoma DB, who shuffled between cornerback and safety during his tenure, could be a fit in Cleveland's secondary. Because of the injury, Colvin is thought go in the later rounds or drop out altogether. While selecting him may be a risk, if he is able to come back fully, he could be a steal.
Like Crowell, Tyler Gaffney would provide depth to a Browns' roster that is lacking at the running back position. Gaffney is a tough, durable runner, but one knock on him is his speed. In a defensive AFC North, Gaffney could be a nice complement to newly signed Ben Tate. Gaffney is thought to a mid-round pick who could be coveted by many teams seeking depth at the RB position. Cleveland should also be looking at the Stanford product in Day 3.
The offensive line is an area the Browns will be taking a close look at during the draft. A potential name the Browns could be targeting is LSU Guard Trai Turner. Turner is a powerful run blocker who can get off the line quickly to push back his assignment. With Ben Tate's arrival in Cleveland, the Browns will have a new emphasis on the running game. Lacking reliable guys up front, Turner should be seen as a potential fifth rounder for Cleveland.
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