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With yet another loss on Sunday, the Cleveland Browns dropped to 0-13 on the season, keeping their commanding lead for the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

But that’s not the only pick they could be making in the top 10 next April.

As part of their trade with the Philadelphia Eagles in last year’s draft, the Browns currently own an additional first-round pick. If the 2016 season ended today, that selection would be No. 10 overall thanks to the 5-8 Eagles.

If the Browns keep both of those picks, it will mark the fourth time in six years Cleveland will make multiple picks in the first round.

One would think that being loaded with so many premium picks over such a short period of time would lead to a quick rebuild. But of the eight first-round picks the Browns made between 2009 and 2014, cornerback Joe Haden is the only one still on the team.

Having two picks in the top 10 is a dream come true for most teams, but Cleveland fans will be skeptical at best until they see those resources lead to on-field returns.

But maybe not to worry…




Here’s the list of failed first-rounders who have left the building in Berea, including the year they were drafted and their current NFL team:

2011: DT Phil Taylor, 21st overall (Denver Broncos)

2012: RB Trent Richardson, third overall (free agent)

2012: QB Brandon Weeden, 22nd overall (Houston Texans)

2013: LB Barkevious Mingo, sixth overall (New England Patriots)

2014: CB Justin Gilbert, eighth overall (Pittsburgh Stealers)

2014: QB Johnny Manziel, 22nd overall (free agent)

While it’s got to sting for Browns fans to see all these top picks continue to wash out, they’ll hopefully take heart in the hope that the new decision-makers will be more successful with their premium draft resources.

*** above information could be inaccurate because the article was dated.  But they ain't Brownies no more being the point***

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