Found March 30, 2012 on Pro Football Zone:

Earlier in the day we mentioned that the Cleveland Browns along with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, are really interested in running back Trent Richardson.

According to TheSidelineView.com, one league source said to “put Brandon Weeden at 22 to Cleveland and keep him there.”

This is a good indication that the Browns could end up taking a quarterback late in the first round, rather than possibly reaching for a guy like Ryan Tannehill.  They could then snatch up a guy like Richardson with the 4th pick.

Weeden may be 28 years-old but he’s a lot more “NFL ready” then Tannehill and clearly more mature as well.

2 Comments:
  • But they won't take Weeden, because Holgrem already said that if the Browns do draft a QB, it will be an the bottom half of the draft, unless someone falls dramatically. Does Weeden falling to 22 sound dramatic to you? They should have a month earlier, so the media doesn't run out of things to say, and hasd to go around speculating everything under the sun.
  • Weeden at #22 is a huge reach. I do like Weeden but #37 might be the slot that fits him and Cousins better. Heckert and Shurmur have both said they really like him but I don't think any team will buy into the hype of him being a first round pick.

    Besides, isn't this the lying season. So, you take hat anyone says with a grain of salt. You especially don't buy into the hype being laid out in print by most analysts.
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