Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 4/12/13
The Cleveland Browns’ draft history is checkered at best if you’re a glass half-full Browns fans, and down-right putrid if your Browns' fan glass is half-empty.The Browns drafted Willie Davis with the 181st pick in the 15th round of the 1956 Draft. Paul Brown tried him out at offensive tackle, and cut him. Vince Lombardi signed Davis changed his position to defensive end, and the rest is history.  The next year the Browns drafted running back Jim Brown from Syracuse with the No. 6 pick in the first round. He only went on to become the NFL’s all-time leading rusher, which stood 21 years after his retirement in 1965.They have some head-scratchers the 24 times they had top-10 picks: DT “Big Money” Gerrard Warren from Florida (No. 3 in 2001)RB “Touchdown” Tommy Vardell from Stanford (No. 9 in 1992)LB Mike Junkin from Duke (No. 5 in 1987)TE Tom Hutchinson from Kentucky (No. 9 in 1963)QB Bobby Garrett from Stanford (No. 1 in 1954)Nevertheless, the Browns’ fortunes have been tied to their ...
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