The Cleveland Browns are well known for throwing interceptions and their inability to catch perfect passes. To add to the tears Clevelanders cry, we have to look at how poorly the Browns pick in the draft every year.
To be fair, since Tom Heckert has joined the franchise, he has done a better job with the draft. The Browns have picked up some critical players. However, here we are taking about the biggest Browns' draft mistakes that the Browns will hopefully never make again.
Okay, on the field Green was quite good and a good piece of the Browns' puzzle. It was off the field that made Green a bad draft pick. He had a history of marijuana incidents in college and these could certainly be forgiven, but he and marijuana seemed to have danced again in his rookie season causing him to serve a four-game suspension. A DUI was also involved in this. This was not the worst of it though. He had a girlfriend literally stabbed him in the back causing him to sit out and recover during the 2003 season. Injuries and controversies became the story of William Green.
In the 2000 NFL draft, Brown was a star and had a nearly flawless resume. The Browns picked him up with joy and saw him as a sure thing. During his rookie season, he appeared to live up to his college resume. Then, the next season came and he seemed like a completely different player. He was released from the Browns and the the Denver Broncos brought him on in 2005. By 2006, Brown ended his NFL career.
Who could forget Tim Couch. As the Browns number one overall pick in the 1999 NFL draft, fans had high hopes for Couch. However, he was a big flop and the punchline to many jokes here in Cleveland. Some people blame the Browns' management for Couch's lack of success and some just think he was over hyped.
I liked Quinn about as much as I like LeBron James. Many fans believed that Quinn would be the savior we needed to get the Browns back on track. Needless to say, this did not come to fruition and the Browns ended up sending Quinn packing.
Back in 1987, the Browns expected Junkin to perform in the NFL like he did in college. His college stats were great, but this did not crossover to the NFL. The Browns had him for two seasons and then the Kansas city Chiefs gave him a try for one season. After three full of fail seasons, Junkin moved on from the NFL.
R. Elizabeth C. Kitchen is a lifelong Browns fan who grew up in a household of Browns' fans. She was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and still lives there. Regardless of the trials and tribulations the Browns have been through, she remains loyal, albeit honest about her home team. Follow Rose on Twitter @Rose_Kitchen
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