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Who should the Browns' pick in the first round?

By dan Published: April 21, 2009

With the 2009 NFL Draft just days away, we wanted to find out who the fans would like to see in orange and brown. Offensive tackles Jason Smith and Eugene Monroe as well as quarterback Matt Stafford and linebacker Aaron Curry were not included in this poll because in all likelihood they'll be gone by the time the Browns pick.
If you click the player's name, it will take you to a highlight video from draft site Draft Party.
- Everette Brown, defensive end, Florida State, 6'1 1/2, 256 pounds In three seasons, Brown had 100 tackles, 46.5 tackles for a loss and 23 sacks. Was a first-team all-conference player in 2008 and runner-up for ACC Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year after finishing third nationally with 13.5 sacks.
- Michael Crabtree, wide receiver, Texas Tech, 6'1 3/8, 215 pounds Playing just two seasons in college, Crabtree had 227 receptions for 3,097 yards and 40 touchdowns. Was the first two-time winner of the Biletnikoff Award as the nation's best wide receiver. Named the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year in 2007. - Rey Maualuga, middle linebacker, Southern California, 6'1 3/4, 249 pounds In four seasons at USC, Maualuga had 273 tackles, 22.5 tackles for a loss, nine sacks, 12 pass breakups and five interceptions. He won the 2008 Bednarik Award, given to the top defensive player in college football. Was the 2008 Rose Bowl defensive MVP after recording three sacks in the game.
- Brian Orakpo, defensive end, Texas, 6'3, 256 pounds Playing four seasons for Texas, Orakpo finished his collegiate career with 132 tackles, 38 tackles for a loss and 22 sacks. He won the Nagurski Trophy (nation's top defensive player), Lombardi Award (nation's top lineman) and Hendricks Award (nation's top defensive end) and was named the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year as a senior.
- Mark Sanchez, quarterback, Southern California, 6'2 1/8, 227 pounds Sanchez threw for 3,965 yards while completing 64.3 percent of his passes, good for 41 touchdowns and 16 interceptions in three years (one as a starter). Named the 2009 Rose Bowl offensive MVP after throwing for 413 yards.
Those are the probable possibilities for the Browns at the fifth spot in the draft. Who would you like the team to take?
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