Browns Select QB Colt McCoy With 85th Pick

Texas v Texas A&M Well, it may not have gone exactly how Colt McCoy would have liked, but with the 85th pick in the draft he finally became a member of the Browns.

While at Texas, McCoy became the winningest quarterback in NCAA history with 45 victories; in addition, he was a two-time first-team AP All-American. In 2008, McCoy won the Walter Camp Award for being the player of the year, and was the runner-up for the Heisman Trophy.  During the 2009 season McCoy took home the Maxwell Award(collegiate player of the year), Davey O’Brien (top QB), and Johny Unitas Golden Arm Award (top Sr. QB)

In his time at Texas, McCoy complied over 13,200 yards of passing, 112 TD’s compared to 45 INTS, and a 70.2 completion percentage.

McCoy seemed to be the best fit in this year’s draft to run Mike Holmgren’s West Coast offense.  Many wondered when McCoy would finally be selected, but do not fret Browns’ fans, the team got their man. It just took a little longer than most expected.

Topics: 2010 NFL Draft, Cleveland Browns, Colt McCoy, Quarterback

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  • http://www.clevelandbrownsweblog.com Clayton

    You can argue that it was too risky, or just lucky, but whatever you call it, the fact that the Browns were able to draft a quarterback with the talent and winning persona of Colt McCoy in the third round is a huge success for Holmgren and Heckert.

    Before the Draft, I argued that the Browns needed to shore up the secondary (done); get a QB for the future of the Team (done); get a good and versatile offensive lineman (done); and get a WR (not done yet, but I am sure that it will be addressed now that the running back was selected).

  • emiller

    they need a serious O-line for a good QB. he’s only as good as the line allows him to be!