2012 NFL Draft Results: OSU QB Brandon Weeden Selected By Cleveland Browns With 22nd Pick

With the No. 22 overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft, the Cleveland Browns selected Oklahoma St. Cowboys quarterback Brandon Weeden. Weeden is the 51st-rated prospect in the draft and the fourth-rated quarterback, according to Mocking the Draft's rankings.

If Weeden was 22 years old, he might be a slam-dunk first-round pick, but because he chose to pursue a baseball career before playing college football, he will turn 29 during the 2012 NFL season. Weeden was extremely productive in his two years as Oklahoma State's starting quarterback, but his age means he likely has a limited time to be a starter in the NFL. Here's what Mocking the Draft had to say about Weeden before the draft:

Weeden has all of the physical attributes to be a very good starting QB in the NFL. He had 2 consecutive starting seasons as QB for Oklahoma State. He passed for 4,737 yards and threw 37 touchdowns with 13 interceptions in 2011. He will need an adjustment period of playing under center since he played mostly in a shotgun spread offense. He will turn 29 years old during the NFL season in 2012 and that will be on the mind of a lot of teams, but Weeden is mature and ready to lead right out of the gate.

For more on Weeden, head over to Oklahoma State Cowboys blog Cowboys Ride For Free. For more on the Browns, head over to Dawgs By Nature.

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