2010 NFL Draft: Cleveland Browns Waste First Pick

Hugh ShannonContributor IApril 22, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 2: Defensive back joe Haden of Florida runs during the NFL Scouting Combine presented by Under Armour at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 2, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)
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Unable to work a trade, Holmgren opened his tenure with a pick that makes very little practical sense.  After spending good money to bring in a seasoned cornerback in Philadelphia's Sheldon Brown, spends a valuable pick and a tremendous amount of money instead of addressing other more pressing needs like the wide receiver, defensive line or safety.

This also calls into question their upcoming second round target, Colt McCoy.  Draft analysts are anticipating that the Browns will need to move up in the second or even into the tail end of the first to secure McCoy. 

This will cost them additional picks in the third round—the last chance to draft true impact players.  Losing third round picks means the likelihood of drafting a safety and defensive linemen evaporates.

We shall see what tomorrow brings (or maybe later tonight) but I am disappointed in the start.

At least we aren't in Jacksonville.