From the outset, the Cleveland Browns were decisive and daring in this year's NFL draft.
They had to get this one right -- a must-win.
Convinced they couldn't risk waiting for the players they wanted, the Browns wasted little time in selecting Alabama running back Trent Richardson and Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden, two potential franchise-changing players, in the first round and then spent the next two days addressing other needs.
They got deeper. The got faster. They got tougher.
And, the Browns, who went 4-12 last season in the NFL's toughest division, believe they got better, significantly better.
"We'd all like to see a big jump this year, that's our hope," president Mike Holmgren said. "We think that's possible. That's reasonable."
Cleveland concluded three days of selections on Saturday by taking seven more players, including Travis Benjamin, a speed-burning wide receiver from Miami who will stretch defenses and allow Weeden to air out that high-powered arm that made the Browns fall in love with him. In all, the Browns selected six offensive players and five on defense.
Seattle chose Utah State running back Robert Turbin with the 106th overall pick, a burly carbon of Seattle's own star Marshawn Lynch.
Listed at 5-foot-10, 222 pounds, Turbin passed the eye test at the NFL combine that followed up a regular season where he rushed for 1,517 yards and 19 touchdowns. He missed the entire 2010 season after tearing the ACL in his right knee.
Turbin was the second player from Utah State taken by the Seahawks after taking linebacker Bobby Wagner in the second round.
Utah State's Michael Smith was taken in the seventh round by Tampa Bay. Smith was a backup running back at Utah State, but averaged 7.1 yards per carry. He had two 100-yard rushing performances in 2011.
Utah offensive lineman Tony Bergstrom, taken Friday by Oakland in the third round, was the only other in-state player taken.
Players will now be scrambling to sign free-agent deals to join teams at their summer camps. BYU's Matt Reynolds signed such a deal with Carolina late Saturday.
Meanwhile, Northern Illinois quarterback Chandler Harnish is the new Mr. Irrelevant. The Colts took the MAC offensive player of the year with the final pick in this weekend's draft, No. 253 overall.