I think it is safe to say that most Cleveland Browns fans were satisfied with the team's decision to make a first-round trade with the Atlanta Falcons. When the deal was made though, did you think to yourself, "this is the best trade in draft history?" Well, that seems to be what head coach Pat Shurmur thought of the deal:
"But we obviously started off the draft by making a historic trade, probably one of the greatest trades in draft history, when we traded with Atlanta -- our sixth pick to get to (No.) 27, eventually up to (No.) 21 -- because we felt like we needed help in areas and based on the talent, based on what other teams around us were going to do and based on what we needed, we felt like that was the perfect thing to do."
After being asked dozens of times about quarterback Colt McCoy, Shurmur's high praise for him did not change.