The Browns news went wild yesterday with speculation about Josh Gordon and pretty well overshadowed the Browns’ draft. Despite that news, the Browns appeared poised to carry out their plan without panicking and grabbing a receiver.
First, the Browns picked linebacker Christian Kirksey from Iowa. While Kirksey is considered to be undersized at 6’2″ and 233 pounds. Considered to be a good overall athlete though, Kirksey could be a really positive addition to Browns special teams right away.
Next, the Browns traded back into round three to select running back Terrance West. West is a compact, bulky running back that has done nothing but run and run and run in college. He went to Towson and in 2013 he carried the ball 413 times for over 2500 yards. Obviously his accomplishments were pretty dominant against lesser competition, but the thought is that his vision, decisiveness and speed could make him the next Alfred Morris for Kyle Shanahan. Of course, he’ll have to find the field past Ben Tate.
And so the Browns head into the final day of the draft with a fourth round pick (number 127) and the third pick in the seventh round (number 218.) We’ll see if the team decides to try and make a few last ditch efforts to bring in some wide receivers considering the Josh Gordon situation.