The Browns have said time and time again that they believe in Colt McCoy.
They may have been laying it on a little bit too thick. With their second first round pick of the night, 22nd overall, the Browns picked Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden and started the clock on a quarterback competition in Cleveland. Weeden’s arm is very strong and there’s not much question about his ability to make the throws he’ll need to make in the NFL.
The biggest question about Weeden is his age. He’s 28, only coming to play football after washing out as a minor league baseball player. Some teams were put off by spending a high pick on a player six years further along than his peers. The Browns think that Weeden will be worth the gamble. There was a thought that they could wait until the 37th pick to draft Weeden, but that gamble obviously wasn’t too their liking.
With Trent Richardson joining the team earlier, the Browns could well have drafted the key members of their starting backfield with two first round picks. A new day is dawning in Cleveland.