According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Plain Dealer, Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden senses that the Browns like him enough to select him with either their 22nd or 37th pick in the NFL Draft later this week.
“‘I know Colt had a good year last year, and he’s a good football player,’ Weeden said in a phone interview this week. ‘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.’”
Weeden, 28, is regarded by many as the fourth best quarterback prospect in the draft behind Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, and Ryan Tannehill. He threw for 4,727 yards, 37 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions last season with the Cowboys. His age, however, remains a concern as he will turn 29 in October, and the Browns will have to weigh the value of drafting a quarterback with a limited shelf life that may be able to make an impact sooner rather than later.
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