Found April 26, 2012 on Larry Brown Sports:
PLAYERS: Jim Brown
TEAMS: Cleveland Browns
The Cleveland Browns clearly are not soliciting player analysis opinions from Jim Brown, because they traded up to select Trent Richardson No. 3 overall in the 2012 NFL Draft on Thursday. Earlier in the day, Brown, the best running back in Cleveland’s franchise history (and perhaps all time), expressed doubt about Richardson’s ability. Asked about the Browns potentially drafting Richardson — which they did — Brown was unenthusiastic. “I’m not overwhelmed with it. The problem is that he’s ordinary,” Brown told The Scott Van Pelt Show on ESPN Radio. “I think he’s ordinary.” Asked what about him is ordinary, Brown said, “the size, the speed, his moves.” Brown was not impressed by any of the running backs in the draft, saying “It’s not a good year.” Brown believes the importance of running backs has become marginalized because the NFL is a passing league, and thinks a team should only draft one early if he’s great. I agree with Brown’s analysis all the way around. The prob
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