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Browns First Selections

This is the all-time list of the franchise's first selections in the NFL draft. Keep in mind that in some years, multiple frist rounders were taken, but only the first one taken is listed. Also keep in mind that the Browns didn't have a first round pick. In these years, the second round pick is listed. Please help me with the Overall Selection category. If you know what they are for any of these players, please click on the double question mark (??) in that field. It will take you to the missing information submission form. I will be happy to give you a credit and a link! Thanks!

Year Name
Pos
School
Overall
1950 Ken Carpenter
HB
Oregon State
13
1951 Kenny Konz
HB/S
LSU
14
1952 Bert Rechichar
DB
Tennessee
10
1953 Doug Atkins
DE
Tennesee
11
1954 John Bauer
G
Illinois
12
1955 Kurt Burris
C/LB
Oklahoma
13
1956 Preston Carpenter
HB
Arkansas
13
1957 Jimmy Brown
FB
Syracuse
6
1958 Jim Shofner
DB
Texas Christian
13
1959 Richie Kreitling
OE
Illinois
11
1960 Jim Houston
E
Ohio State
8
1961 Robert Crespino
E
Mississippi
10
1962 Gary Collins
E
Maryland
4
1963 Tom Hutchinson
E
Kentucky
9
1964 Paul Warfield
WR
Ohio State
11
1965 James Garcia
T
Purdue
17*
1966 Milt Morin
TE
Massachusettes
14
1967 Bob Matheson
LB
Duke
18
1968 Marvin Upshaw
DE
Trinity (Texas)
21
1969 Ron Johnson
FB
Michigan
20
1970 Mike Phipps
QB
Purdue
3
1971 Clarence Scott
CB
Kansas State
14
1972 Thom Darden
DB
Michigan
18
1973 Steve Holden
WR
Arizona
16
1974 Billy Corbett
OT
Johnson C. Smith
40*
1975 Mack Mitchell
DE
Houston
5
1976 Mike Pruitt
HB
Purdue
7
1977 Robert L. Jackson
LB
Texas A&M
17
1978 Clay Matthews
LB
USC
12
1979 Willis Adams
WR
Houston
20
1980 Charles White
RB
USC
27
1981 Hanford Dixon
CB
Southern Mississippi
22
1982 Chip Banks
LB
USC
3
1983 Ron Brown
WR
Arizona St.
41*
1984 Don Rogers
S
UCLA
18
1984 Kevin Mack (Supplemental)
RB
Clemson
11
1985 Greg Allen
RB
Florida State
35*
1985 Bernie Kosar (Supplemental)
QB
Miami (FL)
??
1986 Webster Slaughter
WR
San Diego State
43*
1987 Mike Junkin
LB
Duke
5
1988 Clifford Charleton
LB
Florida
21
1989 Eric Metcalf
RB
Texas
13
1990 Leroy Hoard
RB
Michigan
45*
1991 Eric Turner
S
UCLA
2
1992 Tommy Vardell
FB
Stanford
9
1993 Steve Everitt
C/G
Michigan
14
1994 Antonio Langham
CB
Alabama
9
1995 Craig Powell
LB
Ohio State
30
1999 Tim Couch
QB
Kentucky
1
2000 Courtney Brown
DL
Penn State
1
2001 Gerard Warren
DT
Florida
3
* The Browns first pick was in the second round.

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