Cleveland Browns News: Looking back at the ‘Johnny Football’ draft
By Dan Justik
The Daily Dawg Tags brings you all of the Cleveland Browns news that you need to know, including looking back at the players the Browns missed on in the 2014 NFL Draft.
The Cleveland Browns entered the 2014 NFL Draft looking like they were in a good spot to begin the turn around of the franchise. The Browns entered the draft with two first round picks, including the fourth overall pick.
The Browns would end up trading the fourth overall pick, sliding down five spots and receiving an extra first rounder in 2015 – which ended up being used on Cameron Erving. With defensive minded head coach Mike Pettine and first-time general manager in Ray Farmer leading the draft, the Browns would move up one spot from the ninth overall selection to eighth and selected cornerback Justin Gilbert.
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The Browns received their second first round selection by trading the 2012 third overall pick Trent Richardson to the Indianapolis Colts. Cleveland decided to move up from that spot to draft Johnny Manziel with the 22nd overall selection – the same spot the Browns drafted Brady Quinn in 2007 and Brandon Weeden in 2012.
Almost every Browns fan knows that both of these selections were major busts for the Browns. Neither Gilbert nor Manziel are in the NFL any longer. But who are some of the players that the Browns missed on in a very interesting draft to look back on?
That story and more can be found in today’s edition of Daily Dawg Tags.
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