Video: Duke Johnson none too pleased with Madden 16 rating

Duke Johnson Cleveland Browns Madden 16 Rookie Ratings

Duke Johnson was the 77th overall selection in the 2015 NFL Draft and is apparently none too pleased with his initial rating in EA Sports’ Madden 16. The third-round selection of the Cleveland Browns is an electrifying option out of the backfield thanks to his ability to both run the ball and catch passes, but

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Browns have second best rookie class per

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While it is one man’s “Hot List” that is the deciding factor, early returns on the Cleveland Browns’ 2015 NFL Draft have been positive. The latest comes from which gives the oranger orange and brown the second best draft class of all 32 NFL teams. 2. Cleveland Browns: 248 points (5 players) Overview: The

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The 2015 NFL Draft and the one that got away

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Writer D.H. Lawrence once said, “I want to live my life so that my nights are not full of regrets.” He would undoubtedly have understood the plight of the NFL General Manager. A 21st century version might sound more like this: “For three nights each year I want to conduct my team’s NFL drafts so that

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Categorical, ridiculous draft grades for the Browns

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Grading a draft before the players have been to an OTA1 let alone been given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities in games is largely panned as ridiculous. In fact, it is difficult to even judge rookies who may initially struggle on the field. 2014 draftees Justin Gilbert and Johnny Manziel may continue to struggle

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A look at Ohio State Buckeyes who were drafted or signed as UDFA

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Following the 2015 NFL Draft, a total of five Ohio State Buckeyes were drafted and another three will sign with teams as undrafted free agents. Here’s a look at which members of the Scarlet and Grey will be giving their go at the next level and what teams will provide them with those opportunities. Drafted

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Browns draft seven in Mike Mayock’s top 100

Danny Shelton Cleveland Browns NFL Draft’s Mike Mayock is one of the most respected NFL Draft experts. While he has been as good or better than Mel Kiper and Todd McShay at identifying the players a team will pick, his true value has been in his ability to diagnose prospects. Mayock is also unafraid to state his opinions on players

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The Pick Is In: While We’re Waiting…

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Happy Monday, you crazy cats. Your Cleveland Browns have added 12 new players, your Cleveland Cavaliers are set to tip off the second round of the Eastern Conference Playoffs and your Cleveland Indians actually won a game. We’ll be digging into all of the lakefront goodness over the next few hours, but While We’re Waiting… Good

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Browns use pick No. 241 to gamble on Ifo Ekpre-Olomu

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Ray Farmer and the Cleveland Browns surprised many by using the bulk of their Day 3 selections, but no pick may have garnered more ‘wows’  than when they finished off their weekend by adding Oregon cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu with pick No. 241, a pick obtained in a trade with the Arizona Cardinals. It’s rare that a

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The Browns’ first two 2015 draft selections: The emergence of a mission statement?

Danny Shelton Cleveland Browns NFL Draft

With the twelfth pick of the 2015 NFL draft, the Cleveland Browns selected Danny Shelton. With the nineteenth pick of the 2015 NFL draft, the Cleveland Browns selected Cameron Erving. Confused by the draft? Disappointed? Scratching your head? Our suggestion: Take another look at Ray Farmer’s last press conference. When the draft experts began their

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Getting excited by the Browns’ “boring” first round

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The Cleveland Browns had about a million things in play on Thursday night when the first round of the 2015 NFL draft commenced. Would they trade into position to take Marcus Mariota or some other player in the top five with their two first round picks? Would they trade for Philadelphia’s Sam Bradford to enable

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Browns select OL Cameron Erving with No. 19 pick

Cameron Erving Cleveland Browns NFL Draft

After adding Danny Shelton with the No. 12 pick, and watching two highly rated offensive playmakers in DeVante Parker and Melvin Gordon get selected shortly thereafter, the Cleveland Browns used their No. 19 pick to add more size in the way of Cameron Erving, the offensive lineman out of Florida State University. Rated as the No. 2

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Browns select DT Danny Shelton with No. 12 pick

NFL Draft Cleveland Browns Danny Shelton

Despite all of the rumors surrounding potential trades, the Cleveland Browns stood pat this time around and selected a player with the pick they earned with their 7-9 record in 2014. In doing so, Ray Farmer and company added a 300-plus-pound nose tackle in Washington’s Danny Shelton. Rated as the No. 2 interior lineman by WFNY’s

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2015 Browns draft blueprint in new orange hue

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The one constant of the Cleveland Browns Draft Day experience is that the team tends to move around as much (or more) than any of their peers. The movement is particularly noticeable in the first round—sometimes it is moving up a single spot to obtain Trent Richardson, or Justin Gilbert; other tmes it is moving

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GM for a day: Enjoying the NFL Draft without heartache or heartburn

NFL Draft 2014

If you’ll be among those watching coverage of the 2015 NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting, you’ll have plenty of company. Last year’s draft coverage drew a record 45.7 million viewers during the three days of programming. The 2015 Super Bowl attracted over 114 million viewers. It was the most watched TV program of all time.

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Infographic: A look at the Cleveland Browns' NFL Draft woes

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Todd McShay’s latest gives Cleveland DeVante Parker and Malcom Brown

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Though the Cleveland Browns are widely rumored to be one of several teams who could trade their first-round selections in the 2015 NFL Draft, Scouts Inc.’s Todd McShay continues to provide his insight on what the newly outfitted team will do in the event they hold on to the No. 12 and No. 19 selections.

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Browns believed to be “front runners” to land Marcus Mariota

Marcus Mariota

As we draw closer to the 2015 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns continue to be linked to Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota. The latest, coming from Tony Pauline states not only that the Tennessee Titans are looking to move the No. 2 pick, but that the Browns, owners of No. 12 and No. 19, are “front runners”

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Browns draft day hats released (feat. Cleveland’s skyline)

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We don’t know who will be putting one on yet — or if the Browns will trade up so that one is seen on stage before the No. 12 pick — but the official NFL Draft hats have been released ahead of the three-day spectacular that begins Thursday, April 30 in Chicago. The Cleveland skyline dominates the underside

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The Franchise Quarterback: An unconventional approach to conventional wisdom

Johnny Manziel Cleveland Browns

Today’s conventional wisdom holds that the key to success in the National Football League is finding the Holy Grail: The Franchise Quarterback. The pursuit of this goal—this Superhero and Knight in Shining Armor—is usually discussed as if everyone knows it is the most important factor in a team’s level of success, with no close second.

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What Purpose Do Mock Drafts Serve?

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As each year passes, the idea that there is no offseason in the NFL becomes more true. With the massive media attention devoted to the NFL Draft and free agency, escaping football for even a couple weeks in the year has become difficult, especially in Cleveland, where the product on the field leaves much to

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