Should the Browns Trade Back to Land QB Colt McCoy?

Most of the talk about quarterbacks in the 2010 NFL Draft has revolved around Sam Bradford and Jimmy Clausen, but Colt McCoy has been gathering a little momentum lately with his impressive workouts and BCS National Championship - Alabama v Texasmeetings with various teams, including the Browns. McCoy is confident, saying that he feels he is the best quarterback in the draft, and has attracted the attention of the Browns’ front office.

Many people feel that Colt McCoy will fall to the second round, but it is unclear whether or not he would be there for the Browns with the 38th overall pick. A more realistic scenario might include the Browns trading the seventh overall pick to move back late into the first round. It happened last year (more than once) and could certainly happen again, as the Browns would not only acquire more draft picks in this scenario, but potentially pick Colt McCoy late in the first round as well.

Assuming that safety Eric Berry is already off the board and the Browns do not want to draft another offensive lineman in the first round, this seems increasingly possible. Some might wonder why the Browns don’t just draft Jimmy Clausen with that seventh overall pick. If the Browns can obtain more draft picks, still draft a quarterback in the first round and not have to pay him top-10 money, why wouldn’t they go for it? Colt McCoy fits the Browns’ offense well, even if he does have to learn a pro-style offense first. Learning through a guy like Jake Delhomme certainly wouldn’t hurt, either.

Topics: 2010 NFL Draft, Cleveland Browns, Colt McCoy, Draft Pick, Eric Berry, First Round, Jimmy Clausen, Quarterback, Sam Bradford, Trade

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  • TBrown

    I sincerely hope this happens. Of all the QBs in this draft, I think McCoy will end up being the most reliable. I don’t know if he has the same star-potential as Sam Bradford, but he seems surer than Jimmy Clausen.

  • Joe

    There are several options for the Browns, but making a QB selection may not be a priority. My guess is that if Berry is gone by the 7th pick, trade places with Buffalo since they want Claussen and pick up another draft choice, With the Bills pick, then select S Earl Tohmas. If McCoy is not available in RD#2, then John Skelton or Tony Pike may be available in Rd#3.

  • BBrown

    a lot of people are not looking at Jevan Snead (SLEEPER) either. He has a strong and accurate arm. He should be around in round 3 also. We need a bull rushing DE too.I hope that Suh or McCoy will fall down to 7. Could you imagine trying to block Rogers and Suh or McCoy. That would be nasty.

  • Joe

    I like that BBrown!!
    Holgrem and his exects are making some key Defensive adjustments. The addition of Fujita and Gocong will help the LB’s, plus Jackson will be back and Roth was surprising good at the end, so our LB’s may be stronger than previous years. Add our new CB, plus Wright on the other side, and all of the sudden the picture looks brighter for the Brownies. Maybe, we’re finally getting the right approach to a solid team!

    I’m just hoping we don’t draft Dez Bryant………lets develop Robinski, and Massaquoi, and maybe pick up a speed demon in the 3rd round……We have four picks in that round!!

  • Steve DiMatteo

    I certainly wish Suh or McCoy would fall that far, but unfortunately, it just doesn’t seem that way. Those are two of the top-three rated players in this year’s draft, but it would be great to see one of them there at 7.

    BBrown, you make a really good point about Jevan Snead too. If for some reason the Browns lose out on McCoy, Clausen, or even Pike, I would think Snead would be a target in the third round.

    Joe – I’m right there with you on not drafting Dez Bryant, and I doubt the Browns would draft him. This front office is big on guys with high marks in the character department.

    If the Browns trade down in the first round, I could see Earl Thomas or Joe Haden as potential picks.

    • Joe

      Joe Haden is a definite possibility at#7, Steve.
      If the football gods were to grant my wish list, my first three rounds would look like:
      1st Rd. Berry
      2nd Rd: McCoy
      3rd Rd; M.Johnson (g)Mike Williams (WR), and Ben Tate (RB)

      Really looking forward to the start of all this Thursday evening!

      GO BROWNS!!

  • Tony g

    If you are a quarterback in the NFL draft, this year or ANY year; you would have to be an idiot to agree to be drafted by the Browns. They are SURE DEATH for any quarterback.