The Cleveland Browns for some reason seem to have enough faith in quarterback Charlie Frye to keep him as the starter for one more season, as the team passed today on quarterback Brady Quinn and take Wisconsin offensive tackle Joe Thomas. I know this team well considering I have covered them since 1999, and while Thomas is a safe pick, he is a good pick for this franchise. The left tackle is a position that this team really needs, and while it is not the glamour pick that fans may have wanted, it was the right pick.
This team cannot run the football very well, and now with Jamal Lewis instead of Ruben Droughens they think with a new 6-foot-6, 311 pound left tackle that it will be enough to start being able to run the ball and be effective in doing it. Thomas was a brick wall a season ago for Wisconsin, and he has great feet and the only concern is a bit of lack of power, which he had better get if he is going to go toe to toe with the big guys in the NFL.
The biggest concern for the team – remember Robert Gallery? The Browns are hoping this pick is more in the line of D’Brickashaw Ferguson.