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2011 NFL Draft: Cleveland Browns Draft Swings and Misses Since 1999

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2011 NFL Draft: Cleveland Browns Draft Swings and Misses Since 1999
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The Browns have toiled in the doldrums since their return to the NFL in 1999. Part of that reason is that the team has trotted 16 different starting quarterbacks out onto the field in that time. The other part of the reason is poor drafting by a host of different regimes.

Let's start by believing that the 2010 draft was a success. The Browns were able to draft four starters in their first five picks—Joe Haden, T.J. Ward, Colt McCoy and Shawn Lauvao—and another possible contributor in Monterio Hardesty.

Here are the top five players since 1999 the Browns could have had but missed on in the draft.

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