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Brandon Weeden Scouting Report

Is the headline shameless Google bait? Not telling. But the first-round draft choice of the Cleveland Browns, Brandon Weeden does have a scouting report that's relevant to the baseball-loving world -- he used to be a pretty good baseball prospect.

Here's what Baseball America had to say about him when he was the player to be named later in the trade that sent Kevin Brown to the Yankees:

Weeden, 20, was New York's top pick (second round) in the 2002 draft. The Yankees had high hopes for him but brought him along slowly. Primarily a shortstop in high school, he showed arm strength to go with a lean, athletic frame. He has the makings of a good delivery, and scouts believe there's projection to his 89-92 mph four-seam fastball. Weeden's breaking ball is a work in progress, and he needs to show more confidence in the pitch. He split 2003 between the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League and short-season Staten Island, going 2-2, 2.58 in 12 games (nine starts). In 45 innings, he had a 38-23 K-BB ratio and .188 opponent average.

Almost a decade later, he improved his draft stock in a different sport. That's an ... unorthodox approach.

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