was two top draft picks
We finally got what we wanted for Christmas.
And then some.
Like Ralphie, we've been begging for our own version of a Red Rider BB gun for years -- an offensive lineman.
"Bring us an offensive lineman!" we've been shouting for years.
"You'll shoot your eye out!" they kept telling us.
Until now. Now we've got Joe Thomas, who most likely will be knocking a lot of eyes out of defensive linemen. And then we got ANOTHER top-three draft pick when the Browns traded next year's first-rounder and this year's second-rounder for Dallas' No. 22 pick and took Brady Quinn. A possible franchise quarterback. A guy from Columbus who wanted to play for the Browns. A guy who told Suzy Kolber on ESPN that "this is a childhood dream come true" right after hearing the news.
Joe Thomas AND Brady Quinn are Browns. Now can our childhood dreams come true?
Next someone will tell you that the Cavs are on the verge of sweeping a playoff series and the Indians are in first place after winning seven straight.
The Browns are destined to get an A+ for this draft. And that's before their final two picks of the day, which very well could include a running back (Arizona's Chris Henry?) and a defensive back. The decision to move up to get Quinn, even though it cost the Browns next year's first-rounder (making Dallas the latest city to root against Cleveland), is already getting rave reviews.
Really, has the rest of the league finally screwed up and allowed a Cleveland team to pull one over on them? The irony is that a Cleveland guy allowed the Browns to land Quinn. Miami's shocking choice of Glenville grad Ted Ginn Jr. knocked Quinn off the cliff.
Phil Savage finally reached out and grabbed Quinn. And now a beleaguered fanbase is hoping it's been saved as well.