Every year, it seems some poor schmoe is hung out to dry after being invited by the NFL to come to New York, sit in the Green Room and bask in glory in anticipation of being a Top 10 pick.
Once the Cleveland Browns passed on Notre Dame QB Brady Quinn with the No. 3 pick, you could see the color drain from the poor guy's face.
By the time the 49ers were on the clock at No. 11, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell had the decency to escort Brady Quinn out of the direct view of the NFL Network and ESPN cameras, which flashed to capture the quarterback's pained reaction each time a team picked someone else.
There was a lot of thought that the Browns might package some picks to move into the 21st spot that Jacksonville obtained in their swap with Denver, and grab Brady Quinn.
But the Browns did get their guy, swinging a deal with Dallas at No. 22. They're drafting Brady Quinn, the local kid, after all, giving up their 2008 first-round pick and an '07 second-round pick to get him.
And the Browns just saved themselves at least $15 million doing it this way.
Browns GM Phil Savage gets huge props for genius: He drafted a franchise left tackle, Joe Thomas, and a star quarterback in the first round.
For the record, Brady Quinn waited four hours and 10 minutes for his moment on the podium.
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