The Cleveland Browns didn’t have the best draft this year. Many thought the AFC North would be a weakening division after the end of last season. All the other teams in the AFC North, had better drafts than the Cleveland Browns did.
Is this division going to be as tough as it was in years past? Yes, the other teams had a good draft. The AFC North isn’t going to be a push over this season. It will never be a push over. The Browns are hoping that Ray Horton’s revamping of the Browns defense is going to be enough to help the Browns get past the 5 wins they had during the 2012 season.
The addition of free agents Paul Kruger, Desmond Bryant and Quentin Groves should help the Browns bring pressure to the quarterbacks they are going to face during the 2013 season. Then there was the 6th overall pick in the 2013 draft.
Barkevious Mingo looked the part during the Browns mini camp over the weekend. He is in great shape but is a little light to play in the NFL. If he can bulk up a bit and he can still keep up the speed he brings to the Browns from his days at L.S.U., the team’s defense could be a force to deal with in the AFC North.
Then there is the Norv Turner offense. People really don’t know what to fully expect yet. No one has really seen what kind of offense the Browns are going to unleash this season. This is the first time Chudzinski has been a head coach in the NFL and with his friend and mentor Turner calling the plays, the Browns could be a force to deal with.
The AFC North may still be a tough division in the NFL, but the Browns defense should be in better shape to deal with it this season. The secondary could still be the teams weak point but they at least drafted a guy who made an impact in college by picking Leon McFadden out of San Diego state. Lets hope he can get up to NFL speed before the season starts.
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