Cleveland Browns: How many draft picks make the roster?

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The Cleveland Browns had more rookies than any NFL team last season. Will this continue in 2017, or will some draft picks fall short of making the 53-man roster?

The 2016 Cleveland Browns roster was one filled with rookies from top to bottom. Drafted, undrafted, drafted by other teams, they had it all. And while 2017 looks no different to begin with, there will be a lot of competition in training camp which will shape the roster.

Rookies of any kind will have to earn their way on to the 53-man roster no matter what, far from a small feat.

Of course, the players who were significant investments by the organization are unlikely to be cut. But the late-round draft picks and undrafted rookies will need to prove their value to the coaching staff or else they could end up on the practice squad at best.

Training camp begins July 27, so the competition for these 53 precious roster spots is about to heat up.

The following is a complete analysis of the team’s ten draft selections in 2017, their value to the roster and their chances of ending up in a Cleveland uniform when the season opens at FirstEnergy Stadium against the Steelers on September 10. The rookies are divided into locks, players who will most likely make the roster and players who still have more to prove.