Gruden QB Camp: Brandon Weeden's turn

April, 18, 2012
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NFL teams covet players whose passion for the game makes them put football first.

Brandon Weeden, one of the top quarterbacks in the 2012 NFL draft, put baseball first -- for good reason. The New York Yankees made him a second-round pick in 2002, in part because Weeden, a shortstop-turned-pitcher, could throw a baseball in the 90s consistently (as in 90-plus miles per hour, as opposed to the 1990s).

Now 28, Weeden continually faces questions about his age, a subject ESPN's Jon Gruden raised during his latest conversation with a top quarterback prospect. That video is available above and is the latest installment in a series that has already covered quite a few college prospects at the position.

Mel Kiper jr. sent Weeden to Cleveland at No. 37 in a recent mock draft Insider. Todd McShay agreed Insider, as did Pat Kirwan of CBSSports.com. Which can only mean the Browns will not take Weeden. Kidding. Unless I'm right.

One dissenting opinion: Rob Rang has Weeden going to Miami at No. 42, with the Browns taking Ryan Tannehill fourth.

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