In a move that is going to signal the end of the Colt McCoy era in Cleveland, the Browns with the 22nd overall pick in the NFL Draft took Oklahoma St. QB Brandon Weeden.
Weeden has an NFL-quality frame that allows him to look over the offensive line and deliver his throws without a hitch. His quick release is his strongest asset, as he consistently fires the ball with a compact throwing motion and strong delivery. The ball zips off his arm, and he has the ability to fit it in any tight space.
He is “all of the above” in terms of being a mature, poised leader. He is an accurate passer on throws short and long, and he has that gunslinger mentality to go for the deep ball when it’s an option.
But – while all that is good, he’s 28-years old (will be 29 this season), and many already say that he’s too old to be starting a quality NFL career. The Browns needed to fill other spots on the team, and they dropped the ball big time.