2012 NFL Mock Draft: The Cleveland Browns Select...

PALO ALTO CA - NOVEMBER 27: Jonathan Martin #55 and Richard Sherman #9 of the Stanford Cardinal celebrate after they beat the Oregon State Beavers at Stanford Stadium on November 27 2010 in Palo Alto California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

With the twenty-second pick of the 2012 CSC Community Mock Draft, the Cleveland Browns (chosen by Fan since the Aints) select...

Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford

I originally anticipated taking a wide receiver with this pick but the run on receivers made me reconsider. The Browns have many needs and it is more important to go for the best combination of need and value when there are many holes to fill. The Browns need to protect whoever is QB plus establish the running game and Martin will help do that.

At this pick, three offensive lineman stand out as available and able to fill the Browns needs; Mike Adams, Cordy Glenn, and Martin. Adams is local having played for Ohio State and has the physical ability to succeed in the NFL. Unfortunately, Adams has a history of violating rules and was a part of the "Tattoo Scandal." If he puts forth the effort, he could become a starter for someone but he is more of a risk and project than Glenn or Martin. Glenn has been moving up many boards and is projected in some drafts as a higher pick than Martin. Glenn is a well rounded player and can play both guard and tackle. His only drawback is a susceptibility to speed pass rushers which he will see a lot more of in the NFL. I rated Martin as a higher need for the Browns because Glenn is more of a natural guard than a tackle.

Martin spent his college years in a pro style offense protecting Andrew Luck's blind side so he should adapt easily to the NFL. He is very smart. He turned down Harvard to go to Stanford which tells me he should be able to pick up an NFL playbook without too much difficulty. He is strong, athletic and has quick feet making him a natural for both pass and run blocking. For 2011, Martin and David DeCastro protected Luck allowing only nine sacks for the entire season. He was all Pac-10 the past two years and an honorable mention for his freshman year. CBSsports.com listed Martin's intangibles as, "Above-average football smarts and general intelligence. Plays with a nasty streak. Solid character and work ethic." The knock on Martin is that he did not have an ideal combine or pro-day. Regardless, he is still the safest bet for the Browns at this pick to produce on the offensive line.

Tannehill is obviously an option at this pick and is arguably worth the 22nd pick. The problem with the Browns is they have so many needs that drafting a QB would be the equivalent of spitting on a forest fire. The Browns should give McCoy some tools and protection and see what he does. The 2013 draft looks to be a good class for QBs with Matt Barkley (USC), Landry Jones (Oklahoma), Tyler Bray (Tennessee), and Tyler Wilson (Arkansas) as probable top picks. The best option for the Browns is to build now and draft a QB next year if McCoy doesn't work out. In the end, value plus need is the right decision for the Browns for the 22nd pick. Martin is the highest combination available.

Below are the complete results from our community mock draft.

Catch up with all of the mock draft selections in our 2012 CSC Community Mock Draft Section.

Pick Team Selection Team Representative Approval Rating
1 Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck - Stanford Legatron Morstead 77%
2 Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III - Baylor VAsaintsfan 78%
3 Minnesota Vikings OT Matt Kalil - USC Hans Petersen 69%
4 Cleveland Browns RB Trent Richardson - Alabama Fan since the Aints 81%
5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Morris Claiborne - LSU Alex Swift 50%
6 St. Louis Rams WR Justin Blackmon - Oklahoma St. GRIZZ 73%
7 Jacksonville Jaguars WR Michael Floyd - Notre Dame AcquiredPanic 51%
8 Miami Dolphins WR Kendall Wright - Baylor were gonna need a bigger boat 16%
9 Carolina Panthers DT Michael Brockers - LSU DatFan 43%
10 Buffalo Bills OT Riley Reiff - Iowa theprogrammerman 51%
11 Kansas City Chiefs G David DeCastro - Stanford Jimbo03 69%
12 Seattle Seahawks DE Melvin Ingram - South Carolina BASAINT 57%
13 Arizona Cardinals DT Dontari Poe - Memphis jeremysherwin 44%
14 Dallas Cowboys S Mark Barron - Alabama Saint for Life 59%
15 Philadelphia Eagles DE Quinton Coples - North Carolina caominh 26%
16 NY Jets LB Courtney Upshaw - Alabama GRIZZ 65%
17 Cincinnati Bengals WR Stephen Hill - Georgia Tech coldpizza 54%
18 San Diego Chargers DE/OLB Nick Perry - USC Alex Swift 44%
19 Chicago Bears TE Coby Fleener - Stanford Jay Cutler 44%
20 Tennessee Titans LB Luke Kuelchy - Boston College shipgoalie05 37%
21 Cincinnati Bengals CB Stephon Gilmore - South Carolina coldpizza 54%
22 Cleveland Browns OT Jonathan Martin - Stanford Fan since the Aints
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