Published: Sun, May 07, 2017
U.S. | By Eddie Scott

Browns trade with Broncos to land Houston CB Howard Wilson

Browns trade with Broncos to land Houston CB Howard Wilson

The Browns' latest regime completed its second NFL Draft class on Saturday.

There are a select few teams, however, that do an outstanding job of drafting players that have a chance to make an immediate impact. The big Clemson receiver provides a physical target to complement Keenan Allen.

Utah, which had four offensive linemen drafted, led the Pac-12 with eight picks. "I like to get picks and I like that the league is a passing league". He should walk in and start from day one, and third-round selection Dan Feeney could well claim the other starting guard spot as well.

The seven selections bring the ACC to a total to 11 draftees in the first three rounds of the NFL Draft.

Wilson's strength is that he has great ball skills, recording nine career interceptions with Houston.

"That's love right there", an excited Wilson said about the Browns trading up for him.

With Grigson out the door and Chris Ballard now calling the shots for Indianapolis, the picks Rocky handled weren't too shabby, either.

The ACC closed with a flurry, with 31 of its 42 drafted players taken on the last day.

Wilson enters a secondary in the need for a lot of help and improvement. For a team that was also considered one of the key winners of free agency thanks to a big signing of Kevin Zeitler, it was good to see the Browns carry that success over to the recent draft, as they hope to improve from last year's one-win season. He has the potential to be a beast in short-yardage situations and should provide very good value for a Washington team that had a strong draft. MI safety Jabrill Peppers could serve as a positive presence in the secondary, and Miami tight end David Njoku might end up as a playmaker once the Browns secure the quarterback position. You have to use those picks, though, and at first glance, he seems to have done very well there as well. "The type of players they put on the field, it goes directly to the success". That's two top-ten talents in the first round, and even better, both fill needs. Lynch wasn't going to fill every single hole in one weekend, but he's already making the team better.

Johnson is a bit of a bad pick for me, considering Johnson was supposed to be a first-round pick coming into the year before then falling flat on his face in his final season with the Seminoles.

The team addressed their defensive issues early by drafting Myles Garrett with their No. 1 pick.

"The Browns had a draft that could split a fan base. How?"

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