2010 NFL Draft: Sanity Returns To Cleveland As Colt McCoy Is a Brown

Brian DiTullioSenior Writer IApril 24, 2010

ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 5: Colt McCoy #12 of the Texas Longhorns runs the ball during the Big 12 Football Championship game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Cowboys Stadium on December 5, 2009 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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Sanity Returns to the Cleveland Browns as Team President Mike Holmgren and the Cleveland Browns Front Office take Colt McCoy with the 85th Pick.

After a dicey second round that featured a reach with the 38th pick and a trade-up to reach for Montario Hardesty with the 59th pick, the Browns got lucky and McCoy was still sitting there on the board for them late in the third round.

McCoy has all the intangibles that will make him a great quarterback of the future for the Browns.

Even better, he's a winner. McCoy won 45 games as a starting quarterback for Texas and had a completion rate of 70.6 percent.

Browns quarterbacks had trouble completing passes last year, so to have a quarterback on the roster with that kind of accuracy is something that can not be undervalued.

How McCoy lasted this long into the draft is a mystery, but it has turned out to be a fortunate one for the Browns.

With Holmgren behind-the-scenes, McCoy has the best chance of any rookie quarterback in the history of the Browns since their return to the league in 1999 of succeeding.

This pick also will help wash the taste out from a very lackluster second round whose full value we won't know for at least a few years, unless the team is very lucky.

Browns fans can take a sigh of relief because they now have a quarterback of the future, even if he doesn't start this year.

Now it's time to start winning some games.


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