“You have to trust me on this one.”
— Browns coach Hue Jackson on taking Cody Kessler in the third round
I covered Hue Jackson at USC. No, I will not trust him on this one.
Oh my. Cody Kessler in the third round? This is an amazing pick. And I covered Browns coach Hue Jackson when he was a heavily criticized offensive coordinator at USC. Great pick, Hue! He always acted like he knew more than everyone else. He better be one great evaluator with this pick.
At least it won’t turn out to be as much of a bomb for the Browns as Johnny Manziel.
NFL Network draft guru Mike Mayock: “He’s a really good matchup with pass-catching tight ends. This guy does a lot of jobs. They asked him to do a bunch of stuff. They asked him to tackle in the run game. They asked him to match up in the pass game. They asked him to play special teams. That’s a really solid 2nd-round pick.”
And here is a photo gallery of Cravens during his college career.
UCLA linebacker Myles Jack has still not been selected through 27 picks. No mock drafts had him this low. Yes, I’m aware of the knee concerns. But he’s probably a pretty good pick for someone now, right? I’m surprised Pete Carroll didn’t take a chance on him.
Jared Goff to the Rams with the No. 1 pick. I’ll defer to the NFL but a year ago who was predicting he was the No. 1 pick overall? And let’s remember Max Browne was the No. 1 QB of Goff’s recruiting class. That’s good motivation for Browne.
With the No. 4 pick in the NFL draft, the New York Jets select Marvin Powell, offensive tackle, USC.
With the No. 5 pick in the NFL draft, the New York Giants select Gary Jeter, defensive tackle, USC.