2010 NFL Draft: Is This the Beginning of the New “Cleveland Longhorns”?

April 22, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

After the 2009 NFL draft, jokes about the Cleveland Browns began circulating that because of many acquisitions and trades with the New York Jets to attain former Jets players, the Browns were the new "Cleveland Jets."
(Please note: there is some satire in this article.)
Now after a year, and a 2009 season-ending four-game winning streak later, the Browns are going into the 2010 NFL draft and could very well get a new nickname—the "Cleveland Longhorns."
The Texas Longhorns have a huge representation in this draft class and there have been many mock drafts saying the the Browns could very well pick not just one, but multiple Longhorn standouts.
If Eric Berry is gone in the first round, the Browns could pick safety Earl Thomas with the No. 7 overall pick.
Quarterback Colt McCoy is regarded by many as president Mike Holmgren's quarterback target in the second round to be the future face of the franchise.
Defensive lineman Lamarr Houston has also been pro...

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