10 Biggest Draft Mistakes in Cleveland Browns History

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10 Biggest Draft Mistakes in Cleveland Browns History
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The Cleveland Browns are as storied of a franchise as any of the traditional football programs in the NFL.  For decades they dominated the landscape of the football world.  However, since the team merged with the NFL there has been two unfortunate absolutes: bad luck and poor drafting.

All of that misfortune, though, cannot compare to the recent spat of horrid drafting that the Browns have undergone since the team's reincarnation into the NFL in 1999.  If there is one word that fans can all agree that would describe the team over the past 10 years, it is "mismanaged."

Now, since the hiring of general manager Tom Heckert, the tide seems to be turning in the draft department.  Heckert has added some very critical pieces to the puzzle for the struggling Browns.

With the draft upcoming, I feel it's a good idea to take a look at where the Browns have went wrong on past draft days. So what are the 10 biggest draft mistakes in Cleveland Browns history?


Honorable mentions:

Brian Robiskie, WR

David Veikune, LB/DE

Gerard Warren, DT

Clifford Charlton, LB (picked before Chris Spielman)

Don Rogers, S (died of cocaine overdose)

Craig Powell, LB

Kellen Winslow II, TE

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