The Cleveland Browns pulled off one of the biggest surprises in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft when they selected former Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden with the 22nd pick. While there seemed to be a good chance the Browns would have strongly considered taking Robert Griffin III at No. 4 if he was available, that apparently may not have been the case now that we know how the team really views the former Baylor standout.
Apparently, the Browns believed Griffin was “too small” to make a strong push to land. Before the Washington Redskins traded up to acquire Griffin, Cleveland seemed to be in the perfect position to land Griffin at No. 4 considering the St. Louis Rams and Minnesota Vikings were already set at quarterback with Sam Bradford and Christian Ponder–so it’s difficult not to believe they were hoping to land him.
Honestly, it’s hard to buy the talk about Griffin being ‘too small’ for the Browns considering he’s 6’2″ and has shown great arm strength during workouts with the Redskins so far. In my mind, this means one of two things by Cleveland–they’re either bitter about missing out on Griffin or they’re just simply trying to make Weeden feel more welcome considering he’ll most likely be the starter in Week 1 against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Dan Parzych is the Director of Content for RantSports.com
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