NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock thinks it's a bad year to have a top-10 pick, but believes Georgia pass-rusher Jarvis Jones would be the best bet for the Browns if they stay at No. 6.
"I wouldn't want a top-10 pick this year," Mayock said on a pre-NFL Combine conference call Monday. "I think the fifth pick in the draft and the 25th pick in this draft are very similar.
"The top 10 picks, I don't see the difference-makers that we've had the last several years -- a couple of quarterbacks last year, Von Miller (in 2011), Ndamukong Suh (in 2010). The quick snapshot of this draft is more depth, not quite the difference-makers at the top end and a whole lot of holes in the quarterback class."
With no quarterback an obvious candidate to be taken in the top 10 -- Mayock believes USC's Matt Barkley and West Virginia's Geno Smith belong somewhere between 20 and 32 -- Jarvis makes sense for the Browns and their new 3-4, multi-front scheme, he said.
Mayock, but likes Georgia's Jarvis Jones for Cleveland Browns at No. 6
Cleveland Plain Dealer | Feb 19