I'm only slightly overstating Cleveland Browns coach Pat Shurmur's affection for the NFL Draft trade that brought Julio Jones to the Atlanta Falcons. After Shurmur's boss Mike Holmgren rejoiced in the "amazing trade," Shurmur took it to a whole 'nother level:
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.
I mean, it could turn out to be a good trade for Cleveland and all, but I think we're getting carried away here. I'm about as a big a Julio skeptic as you'll find, not because I don't think he's a tremendous player, but because so many wide receivers have failed and the price was so high.