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Browns draft oldest player ever taken in 1st round of NFL Draft

At 28 years, 195 days, QB Brandon Weeden is the oldest player ever to be taken in the first round of the Common Draft era, according to Elias Sports Bureau. The Cleveland Browns selected him last night with the 21st pick. He will be 29 on October 14. Sam Farmer reports:

He was drafted out of high school in the second round of the 2002 Major League Baseball draft, the first selection of the Yankees. He was traded to the Dodgers a year later, and later played in the Royals organization. Injuries and a high ERA convinced him to quit baseball.

After the 2003 season, he was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers with Jeff Weaver and Yhency Brazoban for Kevin Brown. Following the 2005 season, he was selected in the Rule 5 Draft by the Kansas City Royals.

"Literally, I feel 21," he said. "My body's fresh, from the five years I played baseball and the first three years at Oklahoma State, when I barely played. The approach I'm taking is, I'm gonna compete. It's a big adjustment to that level. With my age and maturity, I think I can make that jump."

Injuries in baseball. 28-years-old. Lack of mobility.

Fascinating Cleveland. Fascinating.

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