Found April 21, 2012 on Football Nation:
The best draft in Cleveland Browns history was more than 50 years ago, and the last year the organization drafted a player who reached the Hall of Fame was 1978.  In fact, that same person – Ozzie Newsome – now calls the shots for the original Cleveland football franchise which now resides in Baltimore.   From 1953-1964, Cleveland drafted nine players who would end up in the Hall of Fame, including arguably the greatest RB (or perhaps player, period) in league history, Jim Brown.  In that same 1957 draft, the Browns snagged two other players who made it to Canton (Henry Jordan and Gene Hickerson).   Once those players were gone, though, the Browns weren’t relevant until the 1980s.  And since football returned to Cleveland in 1999 after a three-year absence, the Browns have made the playoffs just once.  The best word to describe the 13 drafts since then would probably be disastrous.  To be more specific, just two players (out of 107 players drafted) have made more than one Pro Bowl –...

Feeling good about Browns prospects at tight end

Earlier, I predicted that the Browns are probably overrating their running backs. It concerns me because much like they did with wide receivers the year before, the Browns seem like they could be betting on question marks. Well, when it comes to tight ends, I am really encouraged by the prospects of the Browns getting some breakout performances at the position this year. The Browns...

The Browns' best hope is Heckert

BEREA -- The best hope for the Cleveland Browns sat at a podium Thursday and talked about the teams draft plans.He didnt explain everything, because he cant. But he sure explained a lot. And he did it in a friendly, patient way that brought at least a little belief that it might well work. It has to happen, but at this point in their history the Browns need any sense of belief...

Tom Heckert denies report that he loves Justin Blackmon

During the Cleveland Browns pre-draft press conference, general manager Tom Heckert denied the report from Peter King of that stated that he loves Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon. “I haven’t spoken to Peter King in years so I have no idea where that came from. Everything you have heard is complete nonsense,” said Heckert. ”It’s just this time of year...

Shurmur happy to have an offseason program

The first day having the team together after more than three months away might not seem like a big deal to those on the outside, but it was a very big deal to Browns coach Pat Shurmur.There were no offseason programs in the NFL last year because of the lockout. That meant no supervised conditioning or instruction until the start of training camp. Four hundred fifty nine days after...

2012 NFL Mock Draft: Cleveland Browns 7-Round Edition

Photo Credit: John H. Reid III/ The long list of needs the Cleveland Browns must address in the upcoming 2012 NFL Draft is centered almost entirely around the offense. Cleveland averaged just 288.8 total yards (29th in the league) and ranked 30th in the NFL with 13.6 points per game in 2011, while the defense finished 10th overall (332.4 YPG), fifth in scoring...

Brandon Weeden would love to compete to be the Browns starting quarterback

Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden gets the feeling that the Cleveland Browns are interested in him and he made it clear that he wouldn’t mind coming in and competing with Colt McCoy to be the starter in Cleveland next season. “I know Colt had a good year last year, and he’s a good football player,” Weeden said during a phone interview this week. “But I’m a competitor...

Heckert: “We’d like to Stay (at 4)”

Browns' GM Tom Heckert addresses media and a variety of draft topics, as the first round is now just one week away.

The Karen Foundation for MS Browns Draft Party at Barley House in Cleveland

The Karen Foundation for MS will be having their annual Cleveland Browns Draft Party at Barley House in Cleveland on April 28th, and you really should get down there that day if you're in the area. Cavs superfan and Browns superstar Joe Haden will be in house for the event, as well as our good friend and legend Dan Coughlin who will be the MC. A long list of other special guests...

2012 NFL Draft: Cleveland Browns, You’re On The Clock

After a disappointing campaign in 2011, the Cleveland Browns head into the 2012 offseason hoping to make significant strides toward being more competitive in the AFC North. The Browns, however, have been relatively quiet during the initial free agent signing period, so it would appear that once again they will be looking to the Draft to fill their needs and add depth to a team that...

Poll Results: What are the Browns chances week by week for 2012?

The poll is still open, but I figured with over 500 responses it was enough of a sample to do some math, calculate some results and run some trials. I know that the stats don’t work 100% and that when you try to apply math to an equation as large as an NFL season encompassing coaches, players, weather, stadiums, fans, referees, front offices and much more. At the same time, I figured...

Cleveland Browns 2012 Schedule Breakdown

Without further ado, here is the schedule that the Cleveland Browns will face in the 2012 season:   September 9: vs. Philadelphia Eagles September 16: at Cincinnati Bengals September 23: Buffalo Bills September 27: at Baltimore Ravens October 7: at New York Giants October 14: vs. Cincinnati Bengals October 21: at Indianapolis Colts October 28: vs. San Diego Chargers November...

NFL Draft Videostat Profile: QB Ryan Tannehill

We're moving closer and closer to the draft. While not the premiere QB in the draft, Texas A&M's Ryan Tannehill has a lot of tangibles that put him in our QB top 5... Positives: He's converted quarterback after playing wide receiver for the first half of his career, and was the team's leading receiver two seasons prior to becoming a quarterback. This shows...
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