After trading away last year's sixth overall pick to the Atlanta Falcons, the Cleveland Browns walked into the draft with two first-rounders. And right before their first 2012 selection came along, the Browns were able to jump to the third overall slot in a trade with Minnesota.
Those two trades left Cleveland with the third and 22nd overall selections which they used on Alabama's Trent Richardson and Oklahoma State's Brandon Weeden.
As far as the Richardson pick goes, the team made a clear slam dunk choice. The 2011 Heisman candidate has nice vision, great speed and the hands to take some passes out of the backfield. He is the undisputed champion of running backs in this draft class and should give the Browns a whole new dimension on offense.
But for the Weeden pick, eh. I do apologize for my bleak response there, but can you blame me?
For a team who could have used that pick on the best player available given their overwhelming lack of talent, why would they opt for a 28-year-old quarterback that's probably past his prime?
According to numerous reports, Kendall Wright would have been the selection had Tennessee not grabbed him two picks earlier. Wright wasn't there for Cleveland, but others were.
Instead of throwing the pick at Weeden, Mike Holmgren and crew could have went for Riley Reiff, David DeCastro or Stephen Hill.
But regardless of my opinion, Weeden's presence has already brought about an interesting quarterback battle with Colt McCoy.
It will be intriguing to see what the 29th ranked offense will do with their two new weapons.