Home Team Puts Quinn Out Of His Misery

Browns trade up to stop Brady's free fall through the first round
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Apr 29, 2007 2:33 PM CDT
Cleveland Browns general manager Phil Savage, right, talks about the Cleveland Browns first round picks in the NFL Draft, as head coach Romeo Crennel listens, Saturday, April 28, 2007, in Berea, Ohio....   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Cleveland had the most active first day of the NFL draft, trading next year's first-round pick for Dallas's, at 22nd, and taking heralded pretty-boy Ohio native and Notre Dame signal caller Brady Quinn. This after the highly regarded, disturbingly photogenic prospect was publically rejected by 21 teams.

The offense-challenged Browns had already selected top-rated offensive lineman Joe Thomas at #3 overall.  Unlike Quinn, who attended the draft with his girlfriend, Thomas spent the day fishing with his father.  Said elated GM Phil Savage, "This is ... probably going to go down as the day the fortunes of the Browns turned around."