12. Joe Haden, CB
Joe Haden flirted with “lockdown corner” status after bursting onto the scene with six interceptions as a rookie in 210.
Haden was seventh overall pick of the 2010 draft, and best draft pick of the short-lived GM Tom Heckert.
Haden probably wasn’t in the top tier of cornerbacks in his prime, but he was still a great player. He never matched his rookie interception total, but did pick off 10 passes between 2012-2014.
Haden started to break down in his age 26 season, playing in just five games during the 2015 campaign. He became a victim of “analytics” before the start of the 2017 season, and was waived by the organization.
To the dismay of many Browns fans, Haden was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Haden was a two-time Pro Bowler with the Browns, and was named to the NFL’s All-Rookie team in 2010. In 2014 and 2015, Haden was named among the NFL’s top 100 players by The NFL Network.
Behind Joe Thomas, Haden is the second best draft pick of the Browns’ expansion era.