Cleveland Browns Retention Rate in Past Drafts: How Have the Browns Fared?

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Cleveland Browns Retention Rate in Past Drafts: How Have the Browns Fared?
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Tom Heckert, General Manager of the Cleveland Browns

As any sane sports fan would know the Colts released Peyton Manning after 14 years of hard work and loyalty to the franchise and the city.

As the whole world (even the factory of sadness) watches at the edge of their seats this week for Peyton Manning to choose between the 49ers, the Broncos, and the Titans, I got to thinking, do the Browns have any players on their roster from 14 years ago? 10 years ago? five years ago???

Well, I have decided to go through the past five drafts and try to guess how many players from each draft are still on the team. For all of you Browns fans reading, play along and post how well you do in the comment section (don't cheat), and see how you do compared to me.

Before writing this, I asked a friend with a laptop to  sit across from me with all the draft picks from the last five drafts so that I am not tempted to cheat and he can give me the number of picks to make it more fair.

Going in chronological order starting with the 2011 draft with eight picks, Tom Heckert struck gold on some big name players such as Phil Taylor and Jabaal Sheard. As usual with most general managers, Tom Heckert will give each pick at least one year to prove they belong.

Guess eight of eight.

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