2012 First round pick: Brandon Weeden, Quarterback
Games played with Browns: 23
Where is he now? Houston Texans backup
The Browns had another day one pick in 2012 and they decided they should go for a signal caller after landing Trent Richardson. Rather than go for someone like Russell Wilson, Nick Foles or Kirk Cousins — all who turned out to be pretty good — the Browns went for the oldest first-round pick ever.
Brandon Weeden spent time playing baseball and then went back to Oklahoma State to restart his football career. It led to him being a 28-year old rookie and like Richardson, he was gone after just two seasons.
Weeden, however, is still in the NFL. He went to Dallas after the Browns cut him and then joined the Houston Texans. He had a brief stint with the Tennessee Titans as well but signed back with the Texans this offseason.
2013 First Round Pick: Barkevious Mingo, Linebacker
Games played with Browns: 46
Where is he now? Joined Seattle Seahawks in 2018
The No. 6 overall pick in 2013, Barkevious Mingo never fit into a good roll with the Browns. He did have five sacks as a rookie, which was encouraging. Then it was all downhill for him with the team. He had stints in New England and Indianapolis, but now Seattle thinks they can tap his raw talent. We’ve heard that one before.