Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren made an apperance on ESPN 850 WKNR in Cleveland with the Really Big Show (via SportsRadioInterviews.com) and admitted that they were targeting wide receiver Kendall Wright with the 22nd pick, but once the Titans drafted him, they settled for quarterback Brandon Weeden who was their plan B.
“We went into the draft, particularly in the first round with picks four and 22 and we included pick 37 with a plan of trying to come out of there with three players at the different positions,” said Holmgren. ”Like most drafts it didn’t quite happen that way so we went to Plan B which we talked about and we weren’t going to wait on Weeden so we picked him at 22 and really by that time we didn’t want to lose the tackle which was very important so it kind of evolved that way. Having said that, there’s a chance between now and the time the season we tee up that there will be an addition to the wide receiver group but if there isn’t then honestly I feel pretty good about our guys. I said this last year and I will say it again, I think (Greg) Little proved he can play in the league and he’s going to get nothing but better after his first year. The wildcard to me is Mo (Massaquoi). Mohamed has to come in and I believe in that young man, I really do. I think he’s finally gotten over that concussion thing he’s had, and it kind of changed his game just a little a bit in my opinion, but he is a talented guy and I’ve had great talks with him and I think he can be a really, really fine player. So we will see. If that happens and with the addition of (Travis) Benjamin who is fast on fast, I mean he can really run, I think we’re going to be okay there. Did we go into the draft thinking we could pick up another one? Yes we did but it didn’t happen.”
Not that my opinion really matters, but if I were the Browns I would have traded down in the first round and drafted a wide receiver, then taken Weeden with the 22nd pick. I don’t believe there was a good reason for them to take a running back with the 4th overall pick. I don’t care how dynamic Trent Richardson is.Follow PFZ on Twitter @ProFootballZone