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Mike Holmgren: We wanted Kendall Wright at No. 22

  • By Gregg Rosenthal NFL.com
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Brandon Weeden wasn't the Browns first choice for the No. 22 pick. Browns president Mike Holmgren acknowledged as much on 92.3 The Fan Tuesday, saying that Baylor wideout Kendall Wright was the team's top choice. 

Unfortunately for Cleveland, the Titans took Wright at No. 20. (Where he should make a quick impact.) Fortunately for Weeden, the Oklahoma State quarterback was next on the Browns' wish list.

Holmgren denied that derisive comments made by Colt McCoy's father had anything to do with the team seeking another quarterback. No matter what the reason, it's clear the Browns were trying to replace Colt McCoy this offseason.

They swung and missed with Robert Griffin. Even if the Browns had drafted Wright, we suspect they would have traded back into the end of the first round to pick up Weeden. In that scenario, the Browns would have ended up with a top-shelf wideout for Weeden to throw to. But the Browns' plans didn't work out, which typifies this offseason for them.

"Did we go into the draft thinking we could pick up another one? Yes we did but it didn’t happen."

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