Cleveland Browns: 5 best first-round picks since 1999
Braylon Edwards will always be remembered for his dropped passes during the end of his tenure with the Cleveland Browns, but he put up some great numbers during his time with the Browns.
Edwards was drafted with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft out of Michigan.
After dealing with injuries in 2005, he finished 2006 with 61 catches for 884 yards and six touchdowns in his first full season.
Then came 2007, which is when Edwards really burst onto the national scene. He finished with 80 catches for 1,289 yards and 16 touchdowns in a season where the Browns finished 10-6, the team’s best record since returning to town.
The only problem was that 2008 saw a sharp decline in his production. Edwards started all 16 games, but only had three touchdowns in a disappointing season for the team as a whole.
2009 brought only worse results when Edwards famously punched one of LeBron James’ friends, which is something one could not do before The Decision. If it had happened after, it may have been somewhat accepted.
Alas, Edwards was traded to the New York Jets in 2009, leaving the Browns without a dominant receiver until Josh Gordon came around in 2012, but we all know the ending to his story.
Edwards had the potential, but his dropped passes and personal problems ultimately doomed his chances of remaining a Brown for the rest of his career.
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