With the 12th pick in Pride Of Detroit's 2015 NFL mock draft, the Cleveland Browns select Miami (FL) offensive tackle Ereck Flowers. Schnard is serving as the Browns' general manager, and his reasoning for the pick is below.
Picking for the Browns, you have a lot of choices. They have needs at quarterback, right tackle, wide receiver, tight end, nose tackle, defensive end and inside linebacker. Last year they finished last in the NFL vs. the rush, had a poor pass rush and had a horrible passing attack. So they can go a lot of different ways. I also have some choices. I can pick who I would take, or I can pick who I think they will take. I have decided to go with the latter. Plus, all of this said, they very well may trade some picks in this draft in a QB deal somewhere.
The Browns have brought into their camp nearly every highly thought of offensive tackle for a visit, so clearly they are looking to upgrade at right tackle, where Mitchell Schwartz played last year. They are thinking of moving him to guard. Flowers is a huge young man with a ton of talent, and he is still only 20 years old. I feel that he is the best long-term pick here. I also debated the other nice tackle D.J. Humphries here, along with Shane Ray and Randy Gregory. But they have high-priced FA Paul Kruger and high pick Barkevious Mingo at OLB, so OT is a much bigger need. I bet they really hope that Danny Shelton falls to this pick, but he didn't. So it's Flowers here, and we will try to fill another need at pick 19.
Check out the 2015 POD Community Mock Draft tracker for a look at all of the picks.