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Browns trade up, get Quinn

Zac Jackson, Staff Writer


How's this for a turn of events?

The Browns have drafted Brady Quinn -- at pick 22.

The Browns traded with the Cowboys to acquire the Notre Dame quarterback and Dublin, Ohio native Saturday afternoon.

The Browns gave up their 2008 first-rounder and this year's second-round pick, No. 36, to move up and get Quinn.

Quinn (6-foot-4, 232) was a four-year starter at Notre Dame and thrived in Charlie Weis' pro-style offense the last two years, completing 63 percent of his passes and posting an impressive ratio of 69 touchdown passes to just 14 interceptions during that time.

Though he spent a long day at the draft in New York City, Quinn shouldn't have many complaints about how things worked out. He'll begin his NFL career with the team he grew up rooting for and dreamed of playing for.

The prospect of having Joe Thomas as his long-term personal protector isn't bad, either.

Quinn had 29 wins in 46 collegiate starts. He ranks in the top 10 in NCAA Division I history in career pass attempts (seventh), passing yards (10th) and touchdown passes (ninth).