SI Wire

Report: Browns Wanted Kendall Wright, Told McCoy They Wouldn't Draft QB

The Cleveland Browns reportedly told Colt McCoy that they were not going to draft a quarterback in the first round before drafting Brandon Weeden, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

The Browns had their eye on Baylor wide receiver Kendall Wright with their No. 22 overall pick, according to reports. However, with Robert Griffin's favorite target off the board, they decided that Oklahoma State record setting quarterback Weeden was their best choice.

"We liked Kendall and there were a couple of guys that we liked, but a quarterback is a quarterback, which I think that outweighs everything, at least in our opinion,'' said Tom Heckert, Browns general manager.

Heckert also told the media following last night’s first round that the team would look at the possibility of trading McCoy, who has served as the Browns quarterback for the last two seasons. McCoy, 25, threw for 2,733 yards and 14 touchdowns in 13 games last year.