NFL teams covet players whose passion for the game makes them put football first.
Brandon Weeden, one of the top quarterbacks in the 2012 NFL draft, put baseball first -- for good reason. The New York Yankees made him a second-round pick in 2002, in part because Weeden, a shortstop-turned-pitcher, could throw a baseball in the 90s consistently (as in 90-plus miles per hour, as opposed to the 1990s).
Now 28, Weeden continually faces questions about his age, a subject ESPN's Jon Gruden raised during his latest conversation with a top quarterback prospect. That video is available above and is the latest installment in a series that has already covered quite a few college prospects at the position.
Mel Kiper jr. sent Weeden to Cleveland at No. 37 in a recent mock draft. Todd McShay agreed, as did Pat Kirwan of CBSSports.com. Which can only mean the Browns will not take Weeden. Kidding. Unless I'm right.