ESPN’s Todd McShay, the NFL Draft guru who’s not known for his hair, published his first mock draft of the season as it’s all several teams really have to look forward to as Week 16 approaches.
Here’s what he had to say about the Browns, the team who McShay pegs as selecting fourth-overall.
Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama
Richardson is a more complete back than former Crimson Tide teammate Mark Ingram, the No. 28 pick to New Orleans in 2011. Richardson has a rare combination of size, speed, power, agility, burst and versatility, and is the rare exception to the don’t-take-an-RB-in-the-top-10 rule.
For what it’s worth, McShay has Cleveland passing on wide receiver Justin Blackmon, the explosive wide receiver out of Oklahoma State, as well as quarterbacks du jour in Baylor’s Robert Griffin III and USC’s Matt Barkley. With the Atlanta pick, McShay feels the Browns take Kevin Reddick, linebacker out of North Carolina.
Have at it, folks.