2012 – OT Mitchell Schwartz (Round 2: Pick 5, 37th overall)
If NFL G.M.’s weren’t so deadset on proving that they were solely responsible for a team’s recovery and that their predecessor didn’t do anything to help, maybe the Browns would’ve been good by now. Yet, we’re back to another stupid decision made by an egomaniac.
For some reason, Sashi Brown didn’t think Mitchell Schwartz was worth the money. Maybe he was right? I mean, after all, it’s not like he got some meaningless nod like a Pro Bowl nod, right? He only got All-Pro honors. Psh, who cares about being one of the two best at your position, graded on by those who are in fact experts on the sport, and not some dinky fan vote?
Schwartz has been a three-time Second-Team All-Pro and a one-time First-Team All-Pro since joining the Kansas City Chiefs. He also has a SuperBowl to his name and has been instrumental in giving star quarterback Patrick Mahomes time to throw. Nope, don’t care about any of that, do we Brown? Nope, gotta get rid of the last regimes guys so you can look like the smart one.
How’d that work out?
This was a bad draft, when haven’t they been, am I right? Running back Trent Richardson was the first pick at number three overall, with quarterback Brandon Weedon going number 22 overall. Defensive tackle John Hughes, wide receiver Travis Benjamin, linebacker James-Michael Johnson, guard Ryan Miller, linebacker Emmanuel Acho, defensive tackle Billy Winn, cornerback Trevin Wade and tight end Brad Smelley round out the rest of the class.