Reviewing the draft: Cleveland Browns
Kamerion Wimbley

Posted May 20, 2006


After an off-season that saw a brief power struggle in the front office, the Browns eventually came away with some sensational free agent signings. Defenders for the team's 34-system then became a priority in the draft.

There was no hiding the fact the team loved Kamerion Wimbley. His speed and explosion gives Wimbley the ability to play at several spots up front. He is very similar for John Abraham coming out of college. The question must be asked; is he as good as Manny Lawson at this stage in the game? We don’t think so, but if Wimbley stays healthy he a good fit for the team. D’Qwell Jackson was a late riser of sorts yet an overrated linebacker in our opinion. A tremendous run stuffer with limited skills in coverage, he is a perfect fit on the inside of the Browns four-man linebacker formation. Travis Wilson was great value in round three. Coming off a disappointing senior season, which was marred with injury and poor quarterback play at Oklahoma, he offers starting potential as a second wide out. On paper Leon Williams looks the part but only occasionally plays to it on the field. Williams offers great upside but was a major risk in round four. Not so for Isaac Sowells, a college left tackle who could develop into a starting guard. Jerome Harrison was a bargain in the fifth frame and should do well as a rotational ball carrier. The same can be said for DeMario Minter, who has early round size/speed numbers yet needs to develop a complete game. Minter should see action as a dime back next season.  Babatunde Oshinowo was great value and will produce on the nose.

The Browns flip-flopped spots with Baltimore in round one and received a sixth round pick in return, which they used to select Oshinowo, a terrific move. The franchise dangled center Jeff Faine in the off-season but had no takers. They were able to finally cast him off on draft day in return for moving up nine slots to grab Jackson which was another good move.

Rd

Sel#

Player

Pos.

School

1

13

Kamerion Wimbley

DE

Florida St

2

34

D'Qwell Jackson

ILB

Maryland

3

78

Travis Wilson,

WR

Oklahoma

4

110

Leon Williams

ILB

Miami (Fl)

4

112

Isaac Sowells

G

Indiana

5

145

Jerome Harrison

RB

Washington St

5

152

DeMario Minter

CB

Georgia

6

180

Lawrence Vickers

FB

Colorado

6

181

Babatunde Oshinowo

DT

Stanford

7

222

Justin Hamilton

SS

Virginia Tech



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