BEREA, Ohio — Can you believe the Browns actually did it? They not only drafted star Alabama running back Trent Richardson, they boldly took no chances and traded up a spot to make sure they nabbed their man at No. 3 in the NFL draft. Can you believe the Browns drafted a player whose jersey you’d immediately want to own, a player who you can’t wait to see? Then they selected Oklahoma State’s 28-year-old quarterback Brandon Weeden with the No. 22 pick, their other first-round selection. Browns fans, you want a new offense? You’ve got a new offense. Who knew? Not even Weeden and Richardson could imagine this when they both visited the Browns training complex for their pre-draft interviews on the same day. Adding Richardson makes you wish training camp opened Monday. Here’s a 5-foot-9, 228-pound running back who set an Alabama single-season rushing record of 1,679 yards for a team that won the national championship. This was perhaps the most shocking draft night for the Browns since they returned in 1999. The Browns targeted Richardson, and they feared a team such as Tampa Bay would deal with for a player they consider a future star. So they sent picks 118, 139 and 211 to Minnesota to jump from No. 4 to No. 3. Three draft choices, none higher than the fourth round. This was a masterful move for Browns General Manager Tom Heckert, who was able to grab an impact running back without giving up a second- or third-round choice. Keep in mind that Browns coach Butch Davis traded a second rounder in 2004 to move up from seventh to sixth to select Kellen Winslow. A second-round pick is considered a future starter. Selections in the fourth round are mostly backup and special team players. So the price was more than right for Richardson, the running back with pistons for legs which kick away the hands of defenders. Richardson compared being picked by the Browns to winning the national championship at Alabama. He talked about wanting to prove that he’s worthy of being the No. 3 pick. “It’s great to be wanted,” he said. He not only has all the right moves on the field, but said all the right things. Coach Pat Shurmur kept smiling when he talked about all that Richardson will do for his team. “He was our guy,” said Shurmur. “He can run with power and he can make [tacklers] miss. You can throw him the football. A terrific runner helps any quarterback.” Heckert has said in the past that he expects first-round picks to play soon. Shurmur talked about Weeden as if the coach wouldn’t be surprised if the rookie won the job by opening day. “He has what you look for in a quarterback,” said Shurmur. “He’s a winner…an outstanding thrower…very accurate…good decision making.” So how should fans look at this? Team president Mike Holmgren and Heckert are disgusted with two years of an offense ranked near the bottom of the league in scoring. They also must view McCoy as part of the problem, or why not select a receiver in the first round and hope Weeden would still be available in the second round when the Browns pick at No. 37? “We didn’t want to run that risk for a quarterback,” said Heckert about Weeden. I absolutely love the Richardson deal because the price was small in terms of low-round picks, and he is the most exciting player picked by the Browns since…who? The last running back drafted by the Browns who gained 1,000 yards was Earnest Byner in 1984. Weeden seems like a bit a stretch in the first round. But the Browns have been searching for a quarterback since taking Tim Couch in 1999 with the first pick of the expansion franchise. Weeden will be the latest to give it try. If he turns out to be right guy, this could be one of the best drafts in team history. If not, they at least have come away with one future star in Richardson.