Inside The Bills

Browns won’t take Clausen

Posted by Chris Brown on March 22, 2010 – 9:19 am

Though a good number of so called draft experts don’t expect Sam Bradford or Jimmy Clausen to still be available when the Bills pick at nine, a team president from a club drafting ahead of Buffalo stated that they wouldn’t use their top 10 pick on the Notre Dame QB.

Browns team president Mike Holmgren told the Cleveland Plain Dealer he doubted that Clausen would be their pick at seven if he was available.

“I wish I liked him more,” Holmgren said of Clausen. “You know how you have a type of player that you like? It’s not scientific. People like him a lot. He’ll go high. But it would be hard for me [to take him].”

Holmgren stated that he does like Tim Tebow, but also mentioned that with so many other areas of his team with holes to fill that those other positional needs may be addressed before the QB spot, likely due to the relatively thin crop of QB talent in this year’s class.

He doubts he’ll use even a second-round pick on a quarterback, unless they acquire an additional second rounder in some form of trade. Cleveland does have 12 picks this spring.

With a lot of other top 10 clubs in need of help on their offensive and defensive lines, it seems at least possible that Clausen could slide. Whether Buffalo has a similar opinion of Clausen as Holmgren is the great unknown.


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