Browns quarterback Colt McCoy spoke with FOX Business Network’s Chris Cotter today about the NFL Draft and the league's labor dispute. Here are some of the highlights from the interview:
On who he would like to see the Browns pick tonight in the first round of the draft: "Selfishly, as a quarterback, you can’t have too many weapons on offense. Let’s get all the receivers we can. I do know Tom Heckert, Mike Holmgren, coach Pat Shurmur, they have been through this before. This is their draft, and I trust them to make the right decisions for our football team. If that’s offense, defense, whatever we need, I know they are going to do their best to get the right people in the right places. As a player, I trust them with that. I am anxious to see how it goes down."
On the labor dispute: "There is so much uncertainty right now. We are just waiting to find out what is going on. I hope it won’t come to that point where you have to sit out a year not get paid. There are a lot of other guys in worse situations than I am. I think the owners' goal and the players' goal is to have a season this year. It’s just a matter of finding a way to make it work. It think that’s where we are headed. It’s just taking more time than what I would like. For a while there was a big concern, as to are we even going to get to go back. Now that there is some ruling going on here, it’s looking positive."
On being a third-round draft pick last year: "The draft day is full of uncertainty. I was coming off a shoulder injury that people were skeptical about. Looking back on it now, I understand. I get it. I fell to the third round. But it’s all about the opportunity you make it, and so far I have made the most of it and will continue to improve."