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2011 NFL Mock Draft, SBNBA Version: 37. Cleveland Browns - Marvin Austin, North Carolina Tar Heels

37. Cleveland Browns - Marvin Austin, North Carolina Tar Heels

In the first round, the Browns got a strong offensive weapon for quarterback Colt McCoy when they landed A.J. Green out of Georgia. Green is a can't-miss talent that fell because the Cincinnati Bengals have significant quarterback needs, and the Browns were perfectly happy to catch him when the Cardinals didn't so much as glance in his direction. After spending a premium pick on premium offensive talent, they'll need to spend another premium pick on the best defensive talent they can find.

Marvin Austin fits the bill right here at pick number thirty-seven. He can go in the first round, and is probably a late-first talent, so they get good value and don't have to reach to fill this big need on defense. Austin will fill the void that Shaun Rogers occupied prior. He's got the size and the skill to do all things on the line, rushing the passer and stopping the run.

The reason he's not in the first round though: consistency issues, plus a fair bit of rust after being suspended by the NCAA. He could disappear at times, but Cleveland will be banking on him being there more often than not.