Cleveland Browns 2008 NFL Draft Grade
The Cleveland Browns basically traded their draft away before it even happened. They acquired two defensive tackles in Williams and Rogers and last year Brady Quinn for their number one. With that said, the Browns looked to add a little depth.

They started with Beau Bell, a linebacker from UNLV. He will fill in as an inside linebacker who can stuff the run. He is not the fastest guy out there, but he does fill a need in the middle of the front seven. With Martin Rucker, the Browns get a tight end to compliment Kellen Winslow. Winslow can work a little from the slot and Rucker can work the hash as a good inside receiver. Two positions that I thought the Browns should have addressed were the halfback to back up Jamal Lewis and possibly corner to fill the hole left by Leigh Bodden. 

For a sleeper, we move to Paul Hubbard a receiver from Wisconsin. This kid is really big and is surely a project. The Badgers weren't known for their aerial attack and Hubbard didn't put up big numbers. He stands about 6'3" and weighs about 215 pounds; those are measurements enough to keep an eye peeled on this kid. 

Round 4 (104) – Beau Bell – OLB – 6’2” 248 – UNLV 

Round 4 (111) – Martin Rucker – TE – 6’5” 248 – Missouri 

Round 6 (190) – Ahtyba Rubin – DT – 6’3” 315 – Iowa State 

Round 6 (191) – Paul Hubbard – WR – 6’3” 221 – Wisconsin 

Round 7 (231) – Alex Hall – DE – 6’5” 238 – St. Augustine 

Cleveland Browns – Draft Grade – C- 

By T. Lewis,
May 7, 2008