1.06 (6) Robert Quinn, DE – UNC
2.05 (36) Phil Taylor, DT – Baylor
3.13 (77) Kelvin Sheppard, LB – LSU
3.30 (94) Taiwan Jones, RB/WR – Eastern Washington
4.22 (119) Greg Salas, WR – Hawaii
6.05 (170) Justin Rogers, CB – Richmond
7.45 (248) Derek Hall, OT – Stanford
Traded #70 and #137 to Indianapolis for #77 and #119
Traded #102 and #168 for #94.
Sigmund Bloom: C-
Quinn works at #6 as a 4-3 DE, even with the risk his benign brain tumor presents, but Taylor is a real head scratcher with the team moving to a 4-3. Sheppard is an interesting third rounder with the range to play all three downs in the middle but a long way to go instincts-wise. Taiwan Jones seems to be a very odd pick to me with RB arguably the strength of the offense. Salas helps as a crafty wideout who can do a lot of the things Jordan Shipley did for Colt McCoy back at Texas. I do like the late pick of Hall to develop as a quality mean RT. With all the crazy trading going on and Cleveland needing help all over the front seven of their defense in a transition to a new scheme, I would have expected a clear plan to move down and get more picks, just like the two deals that happened right in front of them in the early second.