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2012 NFL Mock Draft: Nick Perry To The Cleveland Browns

SB Nation's Ryan Van Bibber released his latest 2012 NFL Mock Draft on Monday, and had DT Nick Perry of the USC Trojans being drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the first round at No. 22.

For all the Browns' faults, and there are many, the defense played well last year. Adding another pass rusher to go with Jabaal Sheard improves the unit. It might even be enough to give the Browns another win or two while they figure out the whole quarterback thing. (Via: SB Nation)

Currently, most mock drafts have Perry going somewhere in the late first round to the early second round. Any team looking to upgrade their defense will benefit right away from Perry's talents. Analysts like the Sporting News' Russ Lande believe Perry is the No. 1 defensive end prospect in this year's draft.

Other teams labeled as possible destinations for Perry include the Green Bay Packers, Jacksonville Jaguars and the New England Patriots.

Perry, who is forgoing his senior year at USC, is one of the top underclassmen in this year's pool of prospects. In 2011, the junior started in all 12 games and led the Trojans with a team-high 12 tackles for loss and 9.5 sacks.

To discuss how good Perry is with USC fans, hit up Conquest Chronicles. To learn more about mock drafts in general, best to go to Mocking the Draft.