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GGN Mock Pick 6, Cleveland Browns: AJ Green, WR, Georgia

  Mocking for the Browns is no easy task.  I feel like our B team doesn't really do amazing in a particular area, so there was many options at our #6.  I considered Robert Quinn, to provide a pass rusher and some stability to the D-line that always seems to be made up of former Jets.  I also looked at Patrick Peterson, simply because he is the best player in this year's draft.  Personally, I do not think he carries any risk.  He is so strong and athletic that I think he will quickly be a star in the NFL at corner or safety (because of his size: 6'2, 230).  Another position I still think needs to be addressed by this team is QB.  This team seems to ignore the fact that Colt Mccoy isn't the answer and that they haven't had a good QB arguably since Derek Anderson was an out of nowhere guy in 2007. If this year's draft wasn't offering guys like Gabbert as the top quarterback, I would have taken one here. 

AJ Green has been nothing short of a monster at Georgia.  He was suspended for 4 games in 2010 for  a stupid mistake he made in 2009 for selling his jersey to a fan.  Other than that incident, he has been clean and this guy has been one of Georgia's most phenomenal  players in the past 4 years.  He is known for making excellent grabs with ease, and his route running is stellar.  He is no Desean Jackson, but Green never gives up and hustles for some great YAC, too.  His only supossed weakness is his speed; he runs about a 4.5.  He also doesn't quite compare to Julio Jones, who was taken first in the draft, with shear athleticism (as shown in the combine).  Still, Green is a complete reciever who can make up for average speed with his route-running and ability to always make the catch.  He is a big guy, (6'4, 211) who uses his frame as an advantage and will have an advantage against almost all NFL db's in height.  He kind of reminds me of Larry Fitzgerald.  Larry couldn't run under a 4.5, but his catching ability was outstanding, as well as his nack for getting off the line fast and running smooth routes.  Look how Fitz has turned out in the NFL.  He has come up with countless big catches in the clutch by getting to the ball, using his height, and reeling it it.  I think Green could be that kind of guy, and I think his ceiling is very high-unlike Jones.  Once the Browns finally get a halfway decent quaterback, Green is going to be a tank.  The Browns simply need talent at that position:  Mohammed Massaquoi, Chansi Stuckey, and Brian Robiskie just don't cut it in the NFL.  Who knows, they might try and get more out of Cribbs since the NFL practically TOOK OUT THE KICKOFF!!!

AJ Green Colorado Catch (via TheOriginalBlawger)



-One point:  In the video (if it works), the corner he phsysically dominates is Jalil Brown, Colorado's 2nd good corner (1st being Jimmy Smith)  who is considered to be a mid-round pick.  You have got to love a guy who can dominate his defender with his physicality, and Brown is no scrub.

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