Walt you can't give the Browns a Millen grade for taking a guy that will play for them immediately with no off field issues when they are years away from contending. Apparently a lot of teams are concerned about that knee. So far we're at 5 (Where I think he stops) but still. Microfracture has not done well in the NFL regardless of talent (Clowney)
THIS IS FOR ROUND 2, I COPIED ROUND ONE AND GRADED EVERY PICK A LETTER GRADE.
There are many shockers on day one of the 2016 NFL Draft featuring: Chargers picking Joey Bosa over projected Laremy Tunsil, DeForest Buckner or Jalen Ramsey. The Cowboys taking Ezekiel Elliott when they have Alfred Morris and Darren McFadden, Laremy Ronnie Stanley AND Jack Conklin being taken before Laremy Tunsil (He slid all the way to 13). The Bears trading up to grab Leonard Floyd, the Giants taking Eli Apple so early making that 3 Ohio State Buckeyes in the top 10, the Packers making a reach on projected 2-3 round pick Kenny Clark, the Cardinals taking a chance on Robert Nkemdiche and finally the 49ers trading back into the first for Joshua Garnett.
Summary: Stephen Paea came to America as a teenager and only played one season of high school football. He took the junior college route before spending three seasons with the Beavers. This is a long-winded way to say he is still a work in progress with upside. His positives far outweigh the negatives at this point although he did have a knee issue at Snow Community College in 2008 and just suffered one at the Senior Bowl.
Player Comparison: Sedrick Ellis. Height concerns were also raised for Ellis coming out of USC, but he has been a productive pro for the Saints. Both players are penetrating disruptors of the running game with the ability to shed blockers. Paea didn't have the luxury of playing on an NFL defense like Ellis did on the Trojans.