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Cleveland Browns 7-Round NFL Mock Draft, Late-April Edition

Cleveland Browns' Seven-Round NFL Mock Draft, Late-April Edition

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The NFL Draft is a little over two weeks away. With so much talent in this year's draft, pinpointing where players will be selected is a tall task. The Cleveland Browns have been a major talking point leading Into the draft, but their thought process has been impossible to predict.

Here's a look at the Browns' complete seven-round mock draft as of late April.

Round 1, No. 4 Overall: Sammy Watkins, WR Clemson

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Round 1, No. 4 Overall: Sammy Watkins, WR Clemson

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If Sammy Watkins drops to No. 4, the Browns must nab the playmaker from Clemson. While Cleveland isn’t desperate for receivers, Watkins is a can’t-miss prospect who, along with Josh Gordon, will strike fear in opposing defenses. The Browns are in need of a QB, but with so many options at the position, Cleveland can afford to draft Watkins with the fourth overall choice.

Round 1, No. 26 Overall: Derek Carr, QB Fresno State

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Round 1, No. 26 Overall: Derek Carr, QB Fresno State

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The Browns have been getting heavily acquainted with Derek Carr, and the decision-makers in Cleveland are reportedly very high on him. The Browns could also look for a highly-rated cornerback at No. 26, but expect the Browns to take Carr if he’s around late in the first.

Round 2, No. 35 Overall: Jason Verrett, CB TCU

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Round 2, No. 35 Overall: Jason Verrett, CB TCU

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The Browns are in need of a corner to start opposite Pro Bowler Joe Haden, so if Jason Verrett is available in the second round, Cleveland could be selecting Haden's future counterpart with the No. 35 overall pick.

Round 3, No. 71 Overall: Ed Reynolds, FS Stanford

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Round 3, No. 71 Overall: Ed Reynolds, FS Stanford

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The Browns need secondary help; while they have a young free safety in Tashaun Gipson, he is unproven. Selecting Ed Reynolds in the third round would give the Browns another option to play opposite veteran Donte Whitner.

Round 3, No. 83 Overall: Cyril Richardson, OG Baylor

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Round 3, No. 83 Overall: Cyril Richardson, OG Baylor

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The Browns will look to draft multiple offensive lineman in 2014. Cleveland is still searching for viable options to start along with Joe Thomas and Alex Mack. Lacking depth at guard, the Browns could be selecting the 6-foot-5, 340 pound Baylor product.

Round 4, No. 106 Overall: Jack Mewhort, OT Ohio State

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Round 4, No. 106 Overall: Jack Mewhort, OT Ohio State

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Staying the offensive lineman course, look for the Browns to seek a tackle in the fourth round. Ohio State's Jack Mewhort is a tough tackle who has experience protecting prized quarterbacks. If Cleveland does decide to select Mewhort, he will be able to instantly compete for the right tackle position.

Round 4, No. 127 Overall: Nevin Lawson, CB Utah State

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Round 4, No. 127 Overall: Nevin Lawson, CB Utah State

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With their second pick in the fourth round, the Browns should look to add another option at cornerback. Nevin Lawson is someone who Cleveland is meeting with this week, so they should be high on the CB out of Utah State.

Round 5, No. 145 Overall: Storm Johnson, RB UCF

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Round 5, No. 145 Overall: Storm Johnson, RB UCF

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Although they signed Ben Tate this offseason, the Browns could still use another running back to compete in training camp for a roster spot. UCF's Storm Johnson has the tools to make it in the next level, and should be considered by Cleveland in the fifth round.

Round 6, No. 180 Overall: Logan Thomas, QB Virginia Tech

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Round 6, No. 180 Overall: Logan Thomas, QB Virginia Tech

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In the sixth round, Cleveland seeks to bring another quarterback into camp to compete with Brian Hoyer and Derek Carr. Logan Thomas has huge upside and the physical ability to be an NFL QB, but his struggles in college were regularly noted. With the right coaching, Thomas could become a mainstay in the league.

Round 7, No. 218 Overall: Ben Gardner, DE Stanford

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Round 7, No. 218 Overall: Ben Gardner, DE Stanford

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An injury held Ben Gardner out of the Rose Bowl in 2013 and may have hurt his draft stock, but Gardner gets the call in the seventh round with the Browns. Gardner is a tenacious pass rusher who can also stop the run. Although the Browns have a heavy amount of defensive lineman, the Stanford product has the work ethic to make the Cleveland roster.