3. Ozzie Newsome, TE
Ozzie Newsome started for four seasons under Bear Bryant at Alabama, and the Browns were smart enough to draft him 23rd overall in 1978.
Newsome was actually the Browns second first-round pick that season, with Clay Matthews first coming to the Browns in the 12 spot.
Cleveland got instant production from Newsome, who was named the Browns’ offensive player of the year in his rookie season. It was the first time an offensive player had received that honor in 25 years.
Newsome hauled in 662 total receptions for 7,980 yards during his career before earning enshrinement into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1999.
Newsome returned to the Browns in a personnel role under Bill Belichik during the early 1990s. He became the GM of the Baltimore Ravens, winning the franchise two Super Bowl titles during his tenure as general manager.