With the first five picks of the 2011 Daily Norseman Community Mock Draft in the books, it's time to resume with the sixth overall selection, and this one belongs to the Cleveland Browns.
Like a lot of the teams that are drafting this high, the Browns could go in a couple of different directions. Their offense was 31st in the National Football League in points scored last season, and a lot of that can be attributed to a lack of playmakers on offense. Running back Peyton Hillis emerged as a big-time back, and while their outside receivers, Brian Robiskie and Mohamed Massaquoi, have flashed some signs of brilliance, neither of them has become a consistent threat yet. Hence the reasoning that they were 29th in passing yardage, despite apparently having found their quarterback of the future in Colt McCoy.
The Browns have a few issues on defense as well. Their defensive line could stand to get younger, particularly at the end spots, and the team is going to be making the transition from the 3-4 to the 4-3 under new coordinator Dick Jauron. This draft is pretty deep on the defensive line, but the Browns could still try to get one of the premium players at the position. They could also use another cornerback to supplement last year's first-round pick, Joe Haden.
With the way things have fallen, the Browns have an interesting decision to make here. The top two wide receivers have fallen to this spot, as have the top two defensive ends, and either the first or second-best (depending on who you talk to) defensive tackle. In short, the Browns find themselves in a pretty good position here. . .but which way should they go?