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The 5 Biggest NFL Draft Blunders in Cleveland Browns History

The 5 Biggest NFL Draft Blunders in Cleveland Browns History

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Since their return to Cleveland in 1999, the Cleveland Browns have been stuck in the midst of mediocrity. It has often seemed as though the Browns are snakebitten, as the team has suffered through losing season after losing season and it has seemed at times as though there is no end in sight to the bad luck. Many of the team's problems stem from the NFL Draft. With that said, here are the five biggest draft blunders in Browns history.

5. Brandon Weeden

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5. Brandon Weeden

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Although he played just two seasons with the team, Brandon Weeden earned his spot among the worst draft blunders in Browns history with his absolutely horrendous play. Thought to be a bit of a reach in the first round when the Browns selected him, Weeden proved that he just isn't an NFL-quality passer.

4. Tim Couch

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4. Tim Couch

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Although he wasn't really all that bad during his time in the NFL, Tim Couch is still one of the biggest blunders in Cleveland Browns history. This is mainly due to the fact that despite being pegged as the franchise’s next big thing at quarterback, Couch never became more than a solid backup.

3. Gerard Warren

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3. Gerard Warren

Gerard Warren
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Based on talent alone, Gerard Warren should have become one of the most dominant players in the NFL while in the league. However, despite all of his natural ability, Warren could never put it all together. He could look like the NFL’s next big thing and the NFL’s worst defensive player often within the same game. There's no doubt about it; Warren deserves his spot on this list.

2. Courtney Brown

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2. Courtney Brown

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The No. 1 overall pick in the 2000 NFL Draft, Courtney Brown was an absolute disaster from the start. Brown struggled with injuries throughout his Browns career, and even when he made it onto the field, he was extremely ineffective.

1. Mike Junkin

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1. Mike Junkin

Mike Junkin
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The No. 5 overall pick in the 1987 NFL Draft, linebacker Mike Junkin proved to be a very costly choice for the Browns. Playing only two seasons with the team, Junkin was a disastrous pick and deserves his place as the biggest draft blunder in Browns history.