Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/18/14

NEW YORK - APRIL 22: Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Brown is interviewed on the red carpet during the 2010 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 25, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
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 –...
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