Trying something new here. NFL post. Cleveland Browns Draft
Before Stephen Brandt became a Soccer fan, and writer, he was, well and still is a NFL fan. I know American Football doesn’t exactly go well with Soccer fans, but you know what? I don’t care, I’m an American, and it’s my damn blog. While I do follow the Chicago Bears (Dad’s team), live in Buffalo NY (wehre the Buffalo Bills play, and I watched the Four Straight Stupid Bowl Loses), I’m writing on the Cleveland Browns. Why? Because they were my mom’s favorite team, and damn it, I miss my Mother still.
So, the team that brings it’s fan base so much heartache (it’s owner has a EPL connection, Randy Lerner owns Aston Villa), needs so much. Going into the scouting season, it looked like with the fourth pick the quarterback that the Browns needed would fall to them. After the Colts take Andrew Luck number one, it looked like RG3 (Robert Griffin III) would fall to the fourth pick. WRONG! That’s when the brain trust of the Washington Redskins traded basically their next three drafts to St. Louis for the second pick, so they could take RG3
What does that leave the Browns? Well, two players in theory, and a rising quarterback who won’t be as good as people say, and a running back who might turn out to be quite good. Oh and another pick latter in the first round to add to it.
So for the first pick I’d have them take
RB – Trent Richardson – Alabama – he’s thought of to be the best running back to come out of college since Adrian Peterson (Viking’s one, not the ex-Bear),and could have a good 10 year career. Would help the Browns out in the worst way, Hillis is gone, and the rest of the backs are always injured. Could fit the mold of the great Browns running backs.
Second First Round pick
WR - Rueben Randle LSU – very freaking fast, used to big games, and probably only scratching the surface of his talent. He could also be a number two receiver, but the club needs a number one.
And Just because I’m writing,
Second Round pick
QB – Brandon Weeden – Oklahoma State – 28 years old, already mature, played minor league baseball before coming to college. Could step in and right the ship for the next six years.
There you go, my first of many NFL posts.