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Browns choose need over flash in the first round of this year's NFL draft
Browns add beef up offensive and defensive  lines with their first two picks
Story by CORY YORK


 
Browns select Danny Shelton, a nose tackle from Washington, with the 12th pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. After being selected, Shelton bear hugs and lifts NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
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In contrast to last year, the Cleveland Browns chose practicality over flare with their first round picks in the 2015 NFL Draft by solidifying the offensive and defensive lines.

With the 12th pick, the Browns picked nose tackle Danny Shelton out of Washington. The Browns finished dead last in 2014 in stopping the run.

The second pick solidified to the offensive line with Cameron Erving from Florida State.

WKSU sports commentator Terry Pluto says the picks drive home the “Play like a Brown” mentality -- something the team forgot last year.

LISTEN: Pluto on the Browns' first round picks

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"The drafts are split personalities because the first round they were taking Johnny Manziel and his money signs with all the flash and everything. This time around was just straight football, they decided that the whole play like a Brown the old fashion way. They talked about it last year but never built the team that way. This seems to be the way they are going to do it this year."

Pluto expects the Browns to select a wide receiver and possibly a quarterback today or early on tomorrow.

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Cameron Erving, offensive tackle from Florida State, picked 19th overall by the Cleveland Browns in the 2015 NFL Draft
Danny Shelton, picked 12th overall by the Cleveland Browns in the 2015 NFL Draft
 
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