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In his most recent press conference, when asked about the fourth overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, Cleveland Browns general manager Tom Heckert said, “It’s gonna be tough to screw that one up, I think.”
Browns fans are certainly hoping that will be the case, as the team is in desperate need of another solid crop of draft picks. With the No. 4 and No. 22 picks in the first round of the upcoming draft, the Browns have a rare opportunity to stock up on playmakers.
But, as everyone knows, there are no sure things when it comes to the NFL Draft. No matter how many sure-fire predictions we talk ourselves into – and once the pick is actually made – there is no guarantee that the player chosen will amount to anything in the league.
Keeping that in mind, here is a list of the fourth overall picks of the last ten years:
2011: WR A.J. Green
2010: OL Trent Williams
2009: LB Aaron Curry
2008: RB Darren McFadden
2007: DE Gaines Adams
2006: OL D’Brickashaw Ferguson
2005: RB Cedric Benson
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Forum: (NFL) Cleveland Browns
Posted By: Randolphkeys
Post Time: 01-10-2012 at 07:03 PM
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