By JEFF PHELPS | Baskin & Phelps 10AM-2PM on 92.3 The FanBy Jeff Phelps | 92.3 The Fan

Since returning to the NFL in 1999, the Cleveland Browns…

Have draft 4th or higher in the first round six times, choosing Tim Couch, Courtney Brown, Gerard Warren, Braylon Edwards, Joe Thomas and Trent Richardson. Thomas is the only player in the bunch to play more than 5 seasons with the Browns.

Have drafted 7 quarterbacks – Couch, Spergon Wynn, Luke McCown, Charlie Frye, Brady Quinn, Colt McCoy, Brandon Weeden. Only Couch spent more than three seasons with the Browns. Couch, Quinn and Weeden were 1st round picks.

Have had nine picks in the Top 10, selecting 5 offensive players and 4 defensive players.

The numbers game…

The Browns selected only 5 players in the 2013 NFL Draft, tied with the Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints for the fewest of any team.

Only two teams have more than the Browns 10 picks in the 2014 draft – the New York Jets with 12 and the San Francisco 49ers with 11.

With the top draft prospects in mind…

The last player from the University South Carolina selected by the Browns – Defensive End Clifton Geathers, 6th round, 2010.

The last player from Clemson selected by the Browns – running back James Davis, 6th round, 2009.

The last player from Texas A&M selected by the Browns – defensive back Michael Jameson, 6th round, 2001.

The last player from Auburn selected by the Browns – guard Ed King, 2nd round, 1991.

The only player from Louisville selected by the Browns – running back Joe Travue, 18th round, 1950.

The only player from Central Florida selected by the Browns – defensive back Raymond Irvin, 9th round, 1991.

The Browns have never selected a player from the University at Buffalo.


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