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McCoy's pick would be Browns

By Marla Ridenour Published: April 19, 2010

If he had a choice on which team will draft him, Texas quarterback Colt McCoy would pick the Browns, McCoy said Monday in a radio interview with 790 The Zone in Atlanta.

''Once I get done with these trips, I have really enjoyed and I absolutely enjoyed Coach Holmgren,'' McCoy said of Browns president Mike Holmgren. ''He is a class act and I could definitely see myself playing in their organization. I think that it would be a tremendous opportunity and they have a lot of good things going for them and Coach (Eric) Mangini and their staff has been awesome.

''So you never know. You never know. I know that God is going to put me in the right place and we’ll go to work from there. Nothing is going to given to you. It never has been my whole life and I’m going to have to earn something. I am looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead.''

Of the top quarterbacks in the draft, the Browns hosted McCoy, Notre Dame's Jimmy Clausen, Florida's Tim Tebow and Cincinnati's Tony Pike. McCoy is projected by most as a second-round pick.

Asked by the radio station whom he would compare himself to in the NFL, McCoy said, ''It is funny. I just left the Browns and Coach Holmgren kind of compared me to Steve Young and Joe Montana and just said that I have the intangibles that I have at this point in their career when they were coming out of college. He expects me to be just like they were.

''I think that is a good comparison and obviously people would compare me to Drew Brees a little bit because of our height. I was about 6-1 1/2, so you never know. I know how hard I prepare and nobody is going to work harder than me or be more prepared going into a game than I am. I expect to do exactly what I did in college and that is come in there and win games.

''I know that it is going to be different. I know that it is going to be a transition, but I am going to work my tail off and earn the respect of my teammates and coaches and go to work.''

To listen to the interview, click on this link:


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