NFL footage © NFL Productions LLC. All Rights Reserved. Ozzie Newsome -- 1978 (No. The Browns won this pick via a coin toss against. © 2020 ABG-SI LLC. 30) * Acquired via trade ^ Compensatory pick. We all know what he's accomplished since. The team's most recent first round selections were Baker Mayfield, quarterback at Oklahoma and Denzel Ward, cornerback at Ohio State. However, the NFL mandated that the Browns' name, colors, and franchise history remain in Cleveland and that the team would reactivate by 1999. But trading back into the first round to acquire Quinn at No. Cleveland Browns Draft History: A list of draft picks selected by the Browns from 1990-1999 Why are the Cleveland Browns still digging themselves out of a seemingly never-ending slump? 187 acquired from Cardinals as part of Jamar Taylor trade. All Rights Reserved. Another dreadful example of Cleveland's stunning inability to groom a young passer. The Cornhuskers coach Scott Frost announced on Monday that the junior quarterback will take his first snaps after competing with redshirt freshman Luke McCaffrey in ...read more. 3 in the 2007. From the beginning of play in 1946 at Cleveland … A scoreless game gave way to a Cardinals offensive blitz thanks to a pair of Ezekiel Elliott fumbles. Nebraska has named Adrian Martinez as their starting quarterback for this week's matchup vs Number 5 Ohio State. Cleveland Browns Draft History. Seasons: 72 (1946 to 2020) Record (W-L-T): 526-505-14 Playoff Record: 16-20 Super Bowls Won: 0 (0 Appearances) Championships Won *: 8 . The Browns wasted back-to-back first-round picks on Junkin and Charlton in 1987 and 1988. Browns draft picks 2020: NFL Draft order, grades by team, Cleveland's Round 4-7 selections Keep track of exactly who the Browns are taking where during the 2020 NFL Draft The two exceptions to this order are made for teams that appeared in the previous Super Bowl; the Super Bowl champion always picks 32nd, and the Super Bowl loser always picks 31st. The Cleveland Browns have made a lot of first round picks since re-entering the NFL in 1999. The Cleveland Browns have drafted their share of Hall of Famers, but their recent history has been a string of busts. Returning home with the backdrop of "Monday Night Football" hanging overhead naturally raises the stakes. 6-keys: media/spln/nfl/reg/free/stories, A component with "marker-draft-tracker-nfl" slug not found to render the marker. How bad was that Browns regime on draft day? It feels wrong to look so far ahead to the 2021 NFL Draft. We chose to look at Cleveland's draft history in the Super Bowl era, meaning this list won't include the likes of the great Jim Brown, Gene Hickerson, Leroy Kelly or Paul Warfield. Get the day's big stories + fun stuff you love like mock drafts, picks and power rankings. The Browns have had a long, sad history of squandering their first-round picks in the NFL Draft. Â» 1981 NFL Draft, Tim Couch -- 1999 (No. Â» 1987 NFL Draft | 1988 NFL Draft | 1995 NFL Draft. In 1999, the Browns selected number one overall, drafting University of Kentucky quarterback Tim Couch. Clay Matthews Jr. It is highly recommended that you use the latest versions of a supported browser in order to receive an optimal viewing experience. Selected with the top overall pick out of Penn State in 2000, Brown was a kind, soft-spoken giant who flashed moments of pure dominance, but couldn't stay on the field long enough to lift the Browns defense out of hell. A bittersweet tale. Drafted in the first round in 1978 out of USC, Matthews made 248 starts for the Browns over 16 seasons before playing another three with the Falcons. Of note, Mingo was the third defensive end selected in the first six picks of the draft. 44 and 160 acquired from Colts as part of draft-day trade, No. Look no further than the draft. Kansas City had a tremendous ground game from Clyde ...read more. Cleveland Browns official Web site. Kosar made Cleveland relevant and did it with a style all his own. The Browns acquired their first pick in 1993 from Denver along with the Broncos' third pick for the Browns' first pick. NFL and the NFL shield design are registered trademarks of the National Football League.The team names, logos and uniform designs are registered trademarks of the teams indicated. Â» 1978 NFL Draft, Bernie Kosar -- 1985 (No. Cleveland traded down three times in the first round, sending the fifth overall pick to the Jets (who used it to select, The Browns traded this pick, their third round pick (95th overall) and SS, "Cleveland Browns get more picks (and more Jets) on a busy opening day in NFL draft", "NFL Draft Basics:Determining Order of Selection", "History: Cleveland Browns Draft History", "databaseFootball.com – Cleveland Browns", "Browns win coin toss, third pick in draft", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_Cleveland_Browns_first-round_draft_picks&oldid=964383341, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 25 June 2020, at 05:37. The Browns did not have any draft choices from 1996 to 1998, because then-owner Art Modell took all the team's players to Baltimore, Maryland, effectively stopping the franchise. Brown was unreliable at best after starting 16 games as a rookie. The sputtering Eagles would hold a top-10 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft if the season ended today. Four eventual Hall of Famers were selected by the Browns: Doug Atkins, Jim Brown, Paul Warfield, and Ozzie Newsome. The following browsers are supported: Chrome, Edge (v80 and later), Firefox and Safari. Seasons With the Browns: 1978–93. 2000 – Courtney Brown, DE, Penn State (1st), 2002 – William Green, RB, Boston College (16th), 2004 – Kellen Winslow II, TE, Miami [6th], 2005 – Braylon Edwards WR, Michigan (3rd), 2006 – Kamerion Wimbley, LB, Florida State (13th)], 2007 – Joe Thomas, OT, Wisconsin (3rd), Brady Quinn, QB, Notre Dame [22nd), 2012 – Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama (3rd), Brandon Weeden, QB, Oklahoma State, (22nd), 2014 – Justin Gilbert CB Oklahoma State (8th), Johnny Manziel QB Texas A&M< (22nd), 2015 – Danny Shelton, DT, Washington (12th), Cameron Erving, C, Florida State (19th), 2017 – Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M (1st), Jabrill Peppers, DB, Michigan (25th), David Njoku, TE, Miami (29th), Disgraced Ex-NBA Ref Tim Donaghy is making a return to officiating in Pro Wrestling. But has Cleveland been the worst team in terms of the players it selected? Teams have the option of trading away their picks to other teams for different picks, players, cash, or a combination thereof. Newsome's 662 catches and 7,980 yards remain franchise records and he seamlessly shifted from the playing field to a front-office role with Bill Belichick's Browns teams before the franchise was moved to Baltimore in 1996. Matthews never really slowed down and Browns fans still wonder why the team passed over Clay III in the 2009 draft. I almost put right tackle Cody Risien here, but my choice is Dixon, who along with Frank Minnifield gave the Brownsone of the finest cornerback tandems in NFL history. Before his son, Clay Matthews III, wreaked havoc for the Packers, Clay Jr. reigned as one of the more durable, productive players of his time. All Rights Reserved. But, after a shaky start, Kyler Murray, a native of Bedford, Texas, settled in and turned in in 262 total yards and three total TDs in a 38-10 Arizona victory. Bernie was the heart and soul of the team during that mid-1980s run that saw the Browns come ever so close to the Super Bowl. The Browns don't need Hollywood's help on draft day. The rebuilding Cleveland franchise struck out once again in the first-round in 2000. Despite some late-season heroics during his rookie campaign, Green never materialized into a productive starter and is known best around town for a string of unfathomable off-the-field antics. 22) "History: Cleveland Browns Draft History". Â» 2007 NFL Draft, Mike Junkin, Clifford Charlton, Craig Powell -- 1987 (No. The history of the Cleveland Browns American football team began in 1944 when taxi-cab magnate Arthur B. We'll be tracking every player they take and every grade they receive for those picks in this space throughout draft weekend. Â» 1972 NFL Draft, Hanford Dixon -- 1981 (No. You can follow along with the draft pick by pick by heading to our draft tracker and checking out our grades in real time. The browser you are using is no longer supported on this site. The Browns began play in 1946 in the AAFC. © 2020 NFL Enterprises LLC. Thus, it is not uncommon for a team's actual draft pick to differ from their assigned draft pick, or for a team to have extra or no draft picks in any round due to these trades. The Browns traded their first pick in 1979 to San Diego for the Chargers' first and second picks. Powell appeared in three games as a rookie before vanishing into obscurity. Junkin and Charlton were both gone within two seasons. The Cleveland Browns are 4-1 and, per FiveThirtyEight, have a 73% chance of making the playoffs. Right out of town. 22) … It is highly recommended that you use the latest versions of a supported browser in order to receive an optimal viewing experience. The browser you are using is no longer supported on this site. The Browns addressed their dire offensive tackle situation with their first pick in the 2020 NFL Draft on Thursday, bringing in Alabama lineman Jedrick Wills Jr. to shore up the blindside. Drafted in the first round in 1978 out of Alabama, Newsome started 191 games over 13 years for the Browns and reimagined the tight end position. © 2020 Cleveland Browns. This time, Cleveland has an arsenal of picks, including a pair of first-rounders. The Browns traded their first pick in 1985 to Buffalo along with the Browns' third pick and the Browns' first and sixth picks in 1986 for Buffalo's first pick in the 1985 supplemental draft. He finished his Browns career with just 2,109 yards over four seasons. 5), 1988 (No. Couch isn't the worst player drafted by the Browns -- not by a long shot -- but considering the magnitude of the pick, you can't put him anywhere else on this list. 23 overall) Quinn -- the former Notre Dame savior -- started just 12 games for Cleveland over three seasons, wasting much of that time in a tedious quarterback controversy with Derek Anderson. The Browns traded their first pick in 2006 to Baltimore for the Ravens' first pick. When the Browns twice came within a hair of the Super Bowl in the mid-1980s, Cleveland was stocked with homegrown talent. The Browns are still looking for his heir. The Browns acquired their first pick in 1962 from Dallas along with T Paul Dickson for the Browns' first pick in 1961. Cleveland Browns Draft History - A Comprehensive List of Draft Information Dixon -- the team's first-round pick in 1981 out of Southern Miss -- is responsible for the birth of the "Dawg Pound" after he and Minnifield nicknamed their gritty defense the "Dawgs," based on a theory that opposing quarterbacks were nothing more than cats to be pestered and trounced upon. 6 overall pick in this year's draft, the Cleveland Browns. Couch was taken first overall and the plan was to develop him slowly.