LB Andra Davis – 105 (83 Starts)
Andra Davis, not to be confused with former Browns receiver Andre’ Davis, who were both drafted in the same year as one another, was another one of the 100+ club guys. Davis came to the team in 2002, shortly after they moved on from Wali Rainer. He was meant to serve as a backup to Earl Holmes and learn under him, with the idea of Davis replacing Holmes the next year.
That’s exactly what happened and in his second year with the team, he had 138 combined tackles, five sacks, six pass deflections, and two forced fumbles.
It was a heck of a sophomore season for Davis, who would never reach those heights again. Injuries, mostly surrounding concussions, slowed and halted Davis’ progress down quite a bit. It would be those that would cut his time with the Browns short.
He’d have one good year in Denver before riding out the rest of his career with the Bills.
In what’s a recurring trend on this list, Davis was easily the biggest standout among the Browns’ 2002 draft class. The team drafted three new linebackers that year, intending on them to be the corp of the future, and Davis ended up being the last one selected. Yet, he became the best of the bunch. Kevin Bentley and Ben Taylor had their moments, Davis was the true standout.