10 biggest first round mistakes the Cleveland Browns have made since ’99

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The Cleveland Browns have made plenty of blunders in the NFL Draft since their return in 1999, and we’re going to look at the ten biggest

The Cleveland Browns haven’t always had great success since the franchise returned in 1999. That’s success on the field, off the field or even in the drafting of talent. Since their return,  the team has had four number one overall picks. No one has had that many and only Houston (3) have had more than two number-one-overall picks since 1999. In fact, since 1999, 17 teams have not had the number one overall pick.

Two of those teams are Pittsburgh and Baltimore, the two teams the entire AFC North looks at with envy each and every year.

With four times at the top of the NFL Draft, you’d think the team would have prolonged decades of success. They don’t. Also, funny little detail, since their return the Browns have either take a quarterback or defensive end every time they picked first. Hey, at least they’re consistent at something.

Yet, what if I were to tell you that one of those first-round busts, Courtney Brown may not even make the top ten of the biggest first-round draft day selections in modern-Browns history? What if Brown’s career isn’t the end all be all of ‘suck’? Sure, it might be, but with so many options on the board, it’s too soon to tell.

That’s how bad it’s been. So without any more delay, let’s take a stroll down Memory Lane and find out which Browns busts are truly the bustiest of them all.