The Browns Mike Holmgren is a Brilliant Executive for Drafting Colt McCoy

May 4, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

When the Browns made Colt McCoy the 85th pick in the 2010 NFL draft, it was a master public relations move by Browns executive Mike Holmgren.
After allowing GM Tom Heckert to make two questionable selections with the first two picks and a very expensive trade for an oft-injured running back in the second round, the Browns needed something to get the sports media machine back on their side.
Mel Kiper was down on them, the local newspapers were grumbling, and even the bloggers were on the attack.
The ESPN announcers had been pulling for the Browns to make McCoy the selection since the 38th pick in the second round, when they made a reach for a safety, T.J. Ward, who was projected as a third rounder at the time of his selection.
When it was announced that they had made a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles for the 59th pick in the second round, ESPN draft guru Kiper and analyst Steve Young immediately stated that it was made with McCoy in mind.
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