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Tuesday, May 6, 2014
NFL Nation mock gives Browns WR at 26

By Pat McManamon

The Browns got their quarterback with the fourth pick of the NFL Nation mock draft, with players chosen by each of the 32 NFL Nation team reporters.

I had the Browns taking Johnny Manziel first (again, this is what I think will happen, now what I hope happens).

Now they need either a cornerback or a receiver with the 26th overall pick.

The better corners at this point are gone, but there are still plenty of receivers.

The guy I’m predicting at 26: Indiana’s Cody Latimer.

He’s tall, fast, fluid and he has excellent hands. He’s dependable, hard-working and willing to block. He can be a very good No. 2 opposite Josh Gordon.

I’d favor Sammy Watkins at four and a quarterback later.

But if the Browns walk away with Manziel and Latimer with their first two picks, well that’s a fine pair of players. Even if it’s my preferred two, it’s a twosome that would be tough to criticize.