Who are the Browns' top draft picks using the "Positional Value Pyramid"?
The top position is Quarterback.
Left tackle, primary cornerback, and primary edge rusher are next.
Then primary or number one receiver. The Pyramid shows nose tackle equal to a number one receiver.
The Browns' coaching staff prefers a four-man defensive line to a 3-4. A nose tackle no longer fits the team's needs. That is why Danny Shelton was traded. He went to the Patriots. They use a 3-4 defense and needed a nose tackle.
Every other position follows.
At the bottom are Special Team Kickers , Kick Returners, Punters, and Long Snappers.
Using the Draft Pyramid, a QB is pick one. Sam Darnold? Bradley Chubb, DE, is pick four even if Saquon Barkley, RB, is still there.
If "The Great" Jim Brown was available in this year's draft, where would he be picked according to the Draft Pyramid? Pick 63? Thank God for Coach Paul Brown, who picked Jim at number one in 1957.
At picks 33 and 35 for Cleveland are Jamarco Jones, LT, and Carlton Davis, CB. They should still be on the board at these picks. If either Josh Jackson, CB, or Orlando Brown, LT, remain available, either or both are the Brown's picks.
Who came up with the Pyramid? Here's the source:
At NFL.com, here is their Draft Tracker of Best Available Prospects by grade, name, and position:
Here's to GM John Dorsey and his staff getting it right this year.