The Cleveland Browns have kicked around the possibility of drafting a quarterback in next week's NFL draft.
Maybe the best one.
General manager Tom Heckert said yesterday that the team has talked to the St. Louis Rams about a trade that would get Cleveland the No. 1 overall pick, a selection the Browns would use to take Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford.
The Browns currently own the No. 7 pick and have five of the first 92 selections, so it's realistic they could put together an attractive package to entice the Rams into making a deal.
"We've actually played a little phone tag," Heckert said. "We've talked to them throughout the process and have been at workouts with the Rams people and kind of mentioned stuff to them. Just talks. We've talked to all the teams ahead of us and all the teams immediately behind us"
The Browns aren't desperate for a quarterback after signing free agent Jake Delhomme in March and acquiring backup Seneca Wallace from Seattle. The team traded Brady Quinn and released Derek Anderson before adding Delhomme and signing the 35-year-old to a 2-year contract.
Still, Bradford is the cream of a QB crop that includes Colt McCoy, Jimmy Clausen and Tim Tebow.
Source: Phila. Daily News