Mar 15, 2007 1
It’s funny how things can change so quickly in the weeks leading up to the draft. Stocks can rise like the dot-com’s of the late 90s – or plummet like those same stocks in 2000 (March of 2000, to be exact, and I know because I have gained back only one sleeve of the shirt I lost that month). There’s a lot of luck involved in terms of where a player goes, especially for a RB. Once free agency is over, there are usually only a handful of teams with an obvious need at the position, and this year those teams are the Browns, Bills, Packers, and Titans.
Everyone assumed the Browns would use the #3 pick on either RB Adrian Peterson or T Joe Thomas, but it’s now starting to come to the surface that the Browns might be ready to pull the trigger on QB Brady Quinn, provided the Lions pass on Quinn. It started with Quinn’s strong private workout – attended by Brown ownership – and when they team signed Jamal Lewis it intensified. Signing Lewis (for only one season) would certainly not preclude them from also drafting Peterson, and they did unload Reuben Droughns, but it’s clear that [...]