Then the something very interesting happened. After the Browns passed up Brady Quinn to take Joe Thomas, every other team with a shot at him also passed him up. The biggest surprise took place when the Dolphins, who were thought to have really wanted Quinn, took Teddy Ginn Jr. instead. This is when the Browns saw an opportunity that they couldn't pass up. As Quinn continued to fall past teams who were already secure at the QB position, the Browns were working out a deal with the Dallas Cowboys. Here's what happened: With seconds remaining on the Cowboys clock for the 22nd pick, a trade was announced. Cleveland gave Dallas its 2nd round pick as well as their first round pick in 2008, and Dallas gave Cleveland its first round pick, which was promptly used to take Brady Quinn.
So basically, the Browns came out of the first round with what many people are calling a "franchise" quarterback, as well as a huge offensive lineman to help protect him. I can only hope that Brady isn't as overrated as I always assumed he was while at Norte Dame.
The Browns complete draft went like this:
The corner back and defensive line were also problems last year, so I'm glad they filled some of those spots as well. Many ESPN pundits are calling the Browns the team with the best draft, so that's also great to see.
In OSU news, the Buckeyes had 8 players drafted:
Ted Gin, WR- Miami
Anthony Gonzalez, WR- Indianapolis
Quinn Pitcock, DT- Indianapolis
Antonio Pittman, RB- New Orleans
Jay, Richardson, DE- Oakland
Roy Hall, WR- Indianapolis
Troy Smith, QB- Baltimore
Doug Datish, C- Atlanta