1. I wanted the Browns to select a defensive tackle, pass rusher and wide receiver with their first three picks. It looks like I'm going to 1 for 3 or 2 for 3, with Washington nose tackle Danny Shelton my only hit going into their selection at No. 43.
2. There are several enticing picks available, including receivers Jaelen Strong of Arizona State and Devin Smith of Ohio State, tight end Maxx Williams of Minnesota (pictured above), cornerback Quinten Rollins of Miami University and my personal favorite, safety Landon Collins of Alabama. There are also talents with off-field issues like Oklahoma receiver Dorial Green-Beckham and Nebraska linebacker Randy Gregory.
3. I'd be shocked if the Browns picked one of the latter two with the problems they already face with Josh Gordon and Johnny Manziel.
4. No surprise former Browns GM Tom Heckert, the Denver Broncos' director of pro personnel, was on the staff of the team that traded up to get Missouri's Shane Ray at No. 23. Considered a top 10 pick, Ray was cited for possession of marijuana on Monday. Heckert was the one who gambled on Gordon despite multiple failed tests for marijuana at multiple colleges. AT least marijuana is legal in Colorado.
5. My best guess for the Browns' at No. 43 is Williams, only because I fear Strong and Smith will be gone. But the Browns have eight picks remaining and ammunition to move up for either receiver. I'd do it. After all, my favorite tight end, Ohio State's Jeff Heuerman, should be available in the third round.
6. In the third round, No. 77 overall, the Browns could go any number of ways -- pass rusher, quarterback, running back, receiver, tight end. I like Indiana running back Tevin Coleman and Michigan receiver Devin Funchess, whom Ohio State had a tough day covering last season. I'm not a fan of any of the second-tier quarterbacks, although I might take a flyer on UCLA's Brett Hundley. But I would rather do that on Day 3.
7. As for what happened Thursday, the Danny Shelton pick at No. 12 was a no-brainer as the Browns found a massive anchor for the line. Phil Taylor, who was at left end in his four 2014 starts, is coming off a knee injury and is in the final year of his contract.
8. I'm somewhat puzzled why they had to pick an offensive lineman as high as they did at No. 19, although Florida State tackle-center Cameron Erving has the versatility Browns GM Ray Farmer loves. The question is which Browns incumbent should be more worried about his job -- right guard John Greco or right tackle Mitchell Schwartz. I'd probably start off with Erving, 6-foot-6 and 308 pounds, at right tackle. Erving looks like the successor to center Alex Mack, who could opt out of his contract after next season. That looks more likely by the minute considering how high they took Erving.
9. Shelton bear-hugging and picking up NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on the stage in Chicago was the moment to remember.
10. The quote to remember? "Your build your team through your lines," Browns coach Mike Pettine said. "I know these aren't the two sexiest picks when you're taking guys that aren't skill players. We prefer to call them big skill. But we're thrilled because we know with a great degree of certainty that the Cleveland Browns got better tonight."