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2015 NFL mock draft: Browns select Malcom Brown

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The Cleveland Browns take Malcom Brown with the 19th pick of the 2015 POD Community Mock Draft.

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With the 19th pick in Pride Of Detroit's 2015 NFL mock draft, the Cleveland Browns select Texas nose tackle/defensive end Malcom Brown. Schnard is serving as the Browns' general manager, and his reasoning for the pick is below.

If the Browns want to win games this year and don't make a draft-day trade for a QB, they are going to have to dominate both lines of scrimmage. After picking up OT Ereck Flowers earlier in this mock, with their second first-round pick they select Malcom Brown, a stout defensive lineman from Texas. Brown is 320 pounds of talent and should help out this defense that finished last in the NFL vs. the run last season. He is an excellent interior run defender and offers some pass rush from the inside, especially if the Browns rush four linemen on passing downs. Run defense and pass rush are two major weaknesses of the Browns right now.

I was going to pick Arik Armstead, but he went the pick before us. I also considered Eddie Goldman, but I like Brown a little better, as he has made more plays in the past. No receiver seemed to fit right here, and the only other player I really debated was Todd Gurley, but the Browns don't seem to be looking at any running backs with their team visits at all, so that pick is very unlikely here. Brown should definitely bolster Cleveland's interior defense.

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Check out the 2015 POD Community Mock Draft tracker for a look at all of the picks.