With the 22nd pick of the NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns select Brady Quinn, QB, Notre Dame. Mike Tanier of Football Outsiders tells you all about it.
Rumor has it that Brady Quinn disappears in big games. I scouted the USC game and sure enough, he completely vanished! He waved his arms and - poof - he was gone like Endora from Bewitched. I thought Peter Jackson edited the game film. The disappearing act had a lot of scouts worried, as you can tell by Quinn's anchor impersonation today.
At Football Outsiders, we aren't worried. Our film study suggests that his flaws are correctable. Our Quarterback Projection System indicates that Quinn is going to be a very good player. By 2008 or 2009, the Browns will have a Carson Palmer-caliber performer on their hands. Phil Savage suddenly looks like a genius: he got (yes, I'll say it) the best offensive tackle AND the best quarterback on the board. Rejoice, Browns fans: no more peashooter Frye!
Oh, and shout-out to Deadspin reader Longsnapper Jones who noted that Quinn looks like he should be singing for My Chemical Romance. It's still nothing compared to Jon Kitna's eerie Smashing Pumpkins look.
Okay, now I'm really leaving. Peace out.