Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden feels that the Cleveland Browns like him. He has spoke about how much he would enjoy competing against Colt McCoy for the starting quarterback position with the Browns.
"I know Colt had a good year last year, and he's a good football player," remarked Weeden. "But I'm a competitor, and I want to play as soon as possible. I'd be excited about the opportunity to come in and compete with him and see how things pan out. You never know how it's going to go, but I feel really good about how everything's gone with the Browns throughout the whole process. It would be exciting if I ended up there."
With the NFL Draft just about a week away, Weeden will not have to wait long to find out if his feelings about the Browns liking him are accurate. It is being reported that he is one of the guys that the Browns are considering using their first round pick on.
The Browns did watch Weeden on Pro Day and they also brought him in for a pre-draft visit to get a good look at his talents.
Heading to the NFL will not be Weeden's first taste of professional sports. In 2002, he was drafted by the New York Yankees. He ended up pitching five seasons in the minor leagues. An injury to his throwing shoulder took him away from pitching. The majority of his first two seasons with Oklahoma State were spent on the bench. However, his last two seasons gave him an opportunity to show how truly talented he is.
I still stand by saying that the Browns should take Justin Blackmon, who is actually Weeden's teammate. It appears that they are set on choosing a quarterback though, and if they do, Weeden would not be a bad choice.
R. Elizabeth C. Kitchen is a lifelong Browns fan who grew up in a household of Browns' fans. She was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and still lives there. Regardless of the trials and tribulations the Browns have been through, she remains loyal, albeit honest about her home team. Follow Rose on Twitter @Rose_Kitchen