Fans excited about Browns' top picks

SANDUSKY Cleveland Browns fans saw a glimmer of hope after snagging Brady Quinn during the NFL Draft
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

 

SANDUSKY

Cleveland Browns fans saw a glimmer of hope after snagging Brady Quinn during the NFL Draft Saturday.

Notre Dame's Quinn went to the Browns with the 22nd pick in the first round. The Browns traded with Dallas to get the pick.

Quinn is the "best move the franchise has made in a long time," said Scott James, 28, of Columbus. "It was the best they could do."

Scott Romick, 29, of Sandusky, considers himself a Browns fan and thought the day went well for the franchise.

"It's a big day," Romick said. "Today's the day the Browns don't lose."

JaMarcus Russell was picked by the Oakland Raiders with the No. 1 pick.

"Oakland made a good pick with JaMarcus Russell," said Shane Toccaceli, 28, of Sandusky.

Russell played quarterback for Louisiana State University.

Quinn would be joining Charlie Frye at quarterback for the Browns. The Browns gave a second-round choice and next year's No. 1 pick to the Cowboys to get Quinn. They could have had him sooner, but used their No. 3 pick to get Wisconsin offensive tackle Joe Thomas.

Jeff Walters, 49, of Sandusky, has seen the Browns make mistakes in the past when it comes to Draft Day, but was excited with the two rookies.

"I was hoping they'd get Thomas, but Quinn I think is a bonus," Walters said. "I think everything went well so far."

"The Browns made the best move. They've definitely upgraded," Toccaceli said. "Hopefully, these guys come and take a run at it. If they don't put together a .500 season, then it's time to look at the coaching staff."

Ted Ginn Jr., Ohio State's wide receiver-kick returner, went to Miami at No. 9. Anthony Gonzalez joined his teammate in the first round when he was picked by the Indianapolis Colts at No. 32.

Kent State's Usama Young was picked up by New Orleans from Detroit for the second pick in the third round.