McCoy finally taken by the Browns
Former University of Texas star QB Colt McCoy saw his free fall finally end. Considered one of the top QB prospects in the draft, McCoy slid past the first round (pretty much expected) and then out of the second round (maybe expected) and fell past team after team that needed a QB. Finally, the Browns grabbed him in the third round.
But the Browns passed on him several times before they took him at #85, so clearly they aren’t in love with him. And many wondered how they could continually pass on a QB when they currently have Seneca Wallace and Jake Delhomme on the roster.
“We had too many other areas of the football team to try and build on that we just thought we had to go in a different direction now,” Holmgren said.
McCoy said before the draft that he thought he’d be a good fit in Cleveland. We think he said this after reviewing the Browns QB situation and comparing and contrasting that with the QB situations of other teams. Upon doing so, it was quickly apparent to him that he’d be 334x more likely to play in Cleveland as opposed 99% of other teams.
“My heart skipped a beat,” McCoy said in an interview on ESPN immediately after he was drafted. “I was so thankful to hear from coach Holmgren. . . . He just asked me if it had been a long day and I said yes. He said, ‘We want you to be a Cleveland Brown’ and I said, ‘You won’t regret it and we’re going to win a lot of games.’”