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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Troy Smith wants the Browns to draft him

Ohio State quarterback Troy Smith is lobbying his hometown team to select him in April's NFL draft.

"Hopefully, I'll get a chance to represent you guys at the next level with the Cleveland Browns," Smith said at Tuesday night's Greater Cleveland Sports Awards.

Smith's draft stock has fallen after a poor BCS game and an unimpressive Senior Bowl. His draft projections are now all over the map, from the second to fifth round. While there is no way he'll be selected with the Browns' first round pick, he could be an option with their later round picks.

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Anonymous said...

I woudn't be surprised. He loves them

January 30, 2007 7:46:00 PM EST  
mattmc said...

I think the Browns should draft Smith (if they don't get Quinn)! Why shouldn't they? What happened to everyone loving this kid? He had one bad game (which his team didn't help including his #1 receiver went out from celebrating his only play)! He didn't have the best seniorbowl? I admit that, but he had a great week of practice. He attemped 15 passes which should never be a determinent whether a kid is going to be the next Manning. Draft him, he'll be around in the 2nd round! Take Adrian or Thomas, than steal Smith. He has a great arm, attitude, running ability, leadership ability, and most things you look for in a QB! It would be wonderful for Cleveland!

January 31, 2007 6:47:00 PM EST  
Anonymous said...

Considering the way some of Cleveland's fans have talked about Troy Smith, I can't imagine why he would want to play there. I understand his love for his hometown, but he deserves better from the people who should be supporting him most. Let them be satisfied with the whining superstars that they have. Maybe another 4-12 season will teach them how to appreciate someone who really wants to help them.

February 1, 2007 9:03:00 AM EST  
Anonymous said...

Don't beg them to draft you, Troy....they really aren't worth it, mainly because they don't seem to think you're worth it. Besides, you've probably never had to deal with attitudes like the ones you'd encounter on the Browns' roster. Let it go.

February 1, 2007 9:31:00 AM EST  
Anonymous said...

Troy is physically tough and has has a sharp learning curve that would make him an asset back-up quarterback or role player for any Nfl team. His athletic ability shouldn't force him to only play QB. He shouldn't limit his options to his hometown. He will develope faster in a team that appreciates his potential to grow. He has more big game poise, unlike Brady Quinn the "Choke Hazard" who crumbles under pressure.

February 2, 2007 6:41:00 PM EST  
Anonymous said...

not all cleveland fans are against smith. I think that he will do well at the NFL level. I still think that he has the ability and the talent that will help him and CLeveland. I am all for a guy who wants to go back to his community and work to make it better. That is what I did. I had the chance to go other "more attactive" option, but I chose the challenge and will remain loyal to my city.

February 2, 2007 8:31:00 PM EST  
Anonymous said...

RB - This guy is a winner and some team with imagination will figure out how to use him. A team with a West Coast style of offense would be perfect. Cleveland is the "Black Hole" of professional football. Young QBs need stability and solid play around them. Cleveland has neither.

February 3, 2007 10:34:00 AM EST  
jumpgo692003 said...

Please dont stereotype all Browns fans as "down on him" because that is just not true. I am a Browns fan who lives in Parma and just about everyone I know is a Browns fan and not one is dissatisfied with him over just one game. Most Browns fans I know are intelligent enough to base his worth over his career. I am not down on Quinn either as they both bring different things to the table.
With that said,...I am also not down on Charlie as to fairly evaluate his worth that line needs to be improved, specificially on his blind side (left). I think Troy is easily worth a 3rd rounder and quite possibly a 2nd rounder. Players that want to play for you tend to play with heart and passion instead of paycheck.
I am all for Troy and I think he is a very good if not great qb in the making and steps up for big games. He had one bad game in his short career so far and people are ripping him because it happened to be a very big game.

It takes more than one player for a team to work and everyone forgets that. The line wasnt holding Floridas DE's well as they were explosive and Ginn was out. Sure Troy is to blame too as holding on to the ball too long wont win games but that is something that is easily fixed with coaching.

I definitely want him as a Cleveland Brown in 07,....definitely.

February 3, 2007 1:42:00 PM EST  
askhawkins said...

First off, Cleveland isn't the "Black Hole" of the NFL. Try Detroit and Los Angeles. And the few idiots you read from online bashing Troy, isn't in comparison to the city of Cleveland who doesn't frequent the Net, but is screaming for Troy in the 2nd or 3rd. Easy steal of the Draft. Proven winner, and he put up 17 pts in the Senior Bowl. Bottom line is he leads his team, no matter WHO IT IS. Stats are deceiving. Wins and pts are not.

February 7, 2007 1:44:00 AM EST  
Anonymous said...

Troy Smith going to the Browns would be no surprise but in the second day of the draft. 4th rounder or 5th rounder they can still get him.

February 11, 2007 3:32:00 PM EST  
Anonymous said...

Troy Smith is WAY to small to be in the NFL. He measured at the senior bowl 5'11. Rex grossman is 6 foot nothing.

February 11, 2007 6:39:00 PM EST  
Timothy said...

and Rex went to the superbowl with hs 6' nothing. I'll take the bowl win or lose over home before playoffs

February 12, 2007 1:25:00 PM EST  
Anonymous said...

i'll take him, i love him a born winner.

February 13, 2007 11:52:00 AM EST  
Anonymous said...

If I was the Cleveland GM and Owner I would draft Peterson with the first pick and move up a little in the 2nd if I have to to get Troy Smith. Then I would have a running back to start and a good signal caller to help develop my team in the right direction. People can talk all they want about Troy but, in the end he wins games and he is honored by his people in Celevand. He would generate a lot of on-field and off-field interest in a team that has struggle for a long time. As an owner trying to max my profits I would get him in the 2nd round. According to Espn I have a few dollars to play with which I would use to improve my line in free agency.

February 15, 2007 11:45:00 AM EST  

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