I held off posting on the draft as long as I could, hoping that it was all a dream.
It wasn’t terrible, not by a longshot. But it did give me some cause for question.
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Anyway, I’m gonna break this out bullet-point style:
- I’ve made peace with the T-Rich pick. I didn’t think we needed to trade to get him, but that’s the first “hand on my balls” moment the Browns have had in a while, and even if it proves to be foolish, there is something to be said about “changing the culture”. The writing was on the wall for weeks leading up, and it’s not terrible. I’m firmly of the camp that RB’s should not be first round. That being said, dude is a stud, hopefully we can get some SportsCenter moments out of him before he inevitably blows out his knee. Ok, that’s a little rude. I just have a concern with someone with such a hard running style, and a previous injury. I honestly hope he proves me wrong and balls hard for a decade. At the very least, he’ll sell some tickets.
- Brandon Weeden. I’M SO CONFLICTED. There’s a feel-good story in a pitcher that was drafted by the Stanky, Stanky Yankees, washed out, and made his way back to the NFL. Age doesn’t bother me one bit – NFL history is littered with people who got their shot late in their 20′s (NOT just Warner.), and, even if he only gives us 4 years, that’s still better than any QB we’ve had since our return. No, what worries me is that he played QB in a spread offense for the notoriously defense-less Big 12. It’s a man’s game, and I’ll be interested to see if he can make the transition. I feel bad Colt got the shaft, but any starting QB for the Browns is my favorite QB, so I hope my misgivings on this one are again proven wrong.
- I can’t ever get mad at an offensive line pick, doubly so for a “replacement for Tony Pashos” move, but man, Stephen Hill is huge and fast and that would have been awesome.
- John Hughes is the name of the film director that made the Breakfast Club. I bet you didn’t know that.
- The NYG have, like, 9 defensive lineman, and they just won a Super Bowl, so I guess there is something to be said there, but man, talk about showing up to a party with a boner in sweatpants.
- The Miami WR ran a 4.2- 40, and holy hell, that’s fast. Also, I hate Miami and this guy wasn’t even on the radar. Again, we’ll see. I hope i’m wrong.
To sum up, once again, business as usual. I wanted to be really psyched for the season. My curiosity is piqued, to be sure, but I feel like we left a lot on the table. It’s not bad enough to be mad, but not good enough to crap rainbows.
Once again, we’ll have to wait for the season. And we all know how that tends to go.