RB, WR, QB, TE down, that leaves the Defense to go. My sleeper defense is……..
Cleveland Browns Defense
Once again, I am sure that a bunch of people (well not a bunch because I don’t think a bunch read this blog but a high percentage of my trickling of followers) are laughing at me right now for this pick. I know, the Browns have been associated with a porous defense, I mean the Lions put up 38 points on them. There are some bright spots for the Browns though. Ahtyba Rubin is playing the nose tackle position in the Browns 3-4 defense and the guy is becoming quite the presence on the D-line. The 330 pounds 3 year player out of Iowa State is really coming into his own and plugging holes and stuffing the run. Rubin’s role as nose tackle allows Shaun Rogers to move to defensive end where he can hopefully put some pressure on the quarterback as well as use his size to stuff the run. D’Qwell Jackson has become quite the force at inside linebacker and he is joined by the consistent veteran, Scott Fujita of the Saints. Fujita is only a couple of seasons removed from back to back 90+ tackle seasons and he still has the ability to post numbers like that again. The Browns also have newly acquired Matt Roth who serves as an effective pass rush specialist. Cornerback Eric Wright is rapidly morphing into a shut down corner and playing opposite of him will either be Sheldon Brown or rookie phenom Joe Haden out of Florida. Either way, the Browns will have a cornerback tandem that has the talent to be in the top 5 in the league. The defense still has some question marks and hasn’t been truly tested but don’t be surprised if these guys are able to put together a good season and make the Browns defense respectable.