Weeden Drafted 22nd Overall By Cleveland

Brandon Weeden

Brandon Weeden

April 26, 2012

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STILLWATER, Okla. - Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden was drafted by the Cleveland Browns with the 22nd pick of the first round of the NFL Draft today. He joins teammate Justin Blackmon as first-round picks in this year's draft.

This marks the second time in the last three years that Oklahoma State has had two first-round picks in the same draft, as Russell Okung and Dez Bryant were both first-round picks in 2010.

Weeden and Blackmon served as the most recognizable players in Oklahoma State's rise to prominence the last two seasons, as the duo helped lead the Cowboys to a 23-3 record during their time as passing game front-men.

In his two seasons as Oklahoma State's starting quarterback, Weeden was 6-0 in head-to-head battles against 2012 NFL Draft headliners Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, Ryan Tannehill and Nick Foles. He led the Cowboys to their first-ever Big 12 championship, first-ever BCS bowl game appearance and first-ever BCS bowl game victory as a senior.

"Thank you to everyone who helped me get to where I am," Weeden said. "There were so many people along the way that I can't name them all. I'm honored to be in the position that I am. It's taken a lot of hard work and a lot of support from the people around me and I'm very thankful of that."

Weeden owns nearly every major Oklahoma State passing record and turned in 12 of the top 16 passing games in school history. For his career, he completed 766-of-1102 passes for 9,260 yards with 75 touchdowns. He averaged 308.7 passing yards per game. Included among the list of school records he owns are single-game, single-season and career marks for pass completions, attempts and yards in addition to the single-season and career standards for passing touchdowns.

"Brandon Weeden is in my opinion, the biggest sleeper in this draft," Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy said. "There's some concern about his age, but his body is the same as a 22-year-old. I think his performance speaks for itself - not only his statistics, but more importantly, his ability to win. He's won 23 games in two years. In the head-to-head battles with all these other quarterbacks in the draft, he made plays and won those games."

Oklahoma State's NFL Draft First-Round Picks
Year	Rd.	Pick	Player	Pos.	Team
1947	1	1	Bob Fenimore 	HB	Chicago Bears
1947	1		Neill Armstrong 	OE	Philadelphia Eagles
1948	1		Jim Spavital 	FB	Chicago Cardinals
1970	1	25	John Ward 	G	Minnesota Vikings
1974	1	18	Reuben Gant 	TE	Buffalo Bills
1976	1	25	James White 	DT	Minnesota Vikings
1977	1	12	Phil Dokes 	DT	Buffalo Bills
1978	1	5	Terry Miller 	RB	Buffalo Bills
1986	1	8	Leslie O'Neal 	DE	San Diego Chargers
1989	1	3	Barry Sanders 	RB	Detroit Lions
1989	1	16	Hart Lee Dykes 	WR	New England Patriots
1998	1	28	R.W. McQuarters 	CB	San Francisco 49ers
2003	1	9	Kevin Williams 	DE	Minnesota Vikings
2004	1	31	Rashaun Woods	WR	San Francisco 49ers
2009	1	20	Brandon Pettigrew	TE	Detroit  Lions
2010	1	6	Russell Okung	OL	Seattle Seahawks
2010	1	24	Dez Bryant	WR	Dallas Cowboys
2012	1	5	Justin Blackmon	WR	Jacksonville Jaguars
2012	1	22	Brandon Weeden	QB	Cleveland Browns

Oklahoma State Draftees of the Mike Gundy Era (since 2005) 2005 2 56 Darrent Williams CB Denver Broncos 2005 3 73 Vernand Morency RB Houston Texans 2005 7 249 Billy Bajema TE San Francisco 49ers 2006 6 199 Charlie Johnson T Indianapolis Colts 2007 4 132 Ryan McBean DE Pittsburgh Steelers 2007 6 209 Corey Hilliard OT New England Patriots 2009 1 20 Brandon Pettigrew TE Detroit Lions 2010 1 6 Russell Okung OL Seattle Seahawks 2010 1 24 Dez Bryant WR Dallas Cowboys 2010 5 137 Perrish Cox DB Denver Broncos 2010 7 250 Zac Robinson QB New England Patriots 2011 4 115 Kendall Hunter RB San Francisco 49ers 2012 1 5 Justin Blackmon WR Jacksonville Jaguars 2012 1 22 Brandon Weeden QB Cleveland Browns


 

 

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