5 Best Cleveland Browns fourth round draft picks since 1999
By Joseph Cantz
5. Anthony Henry, DB, 2001-2004
Anthony Henry was selected by the Cleveland Browns in the fourth round of the 2001 draft, known for his athletic, ball-hawking play style. He played college ball at USF where he was a safety and cornerback.
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When the Browns brought him into the league, they decided he was best suited for corner, where he stayed during his tenure in Cleveland.
During his rookie year, starting opportunities were hard to come by. Nonetheless, Henry went off for 10 interceptions, 17 passes defensed, and 54 tackles.
To this day, he is still tied with Browns legend Thom Darden for the most interceptions in team history.
That production would typically earn a player a starting spot, but he still had to fight for Butch Davis’s approval.
Henry did not become a starter until the 2003 season. Ironically, he had his worst season as a Brown once he stepped into the starting role. His final year in Cleveland saw Henry bounce back with a productive season that brought 4 interceptions and 12 pass breakups.
At the end of 2004, Henry left the team in free agency and became a solid player for the Dallas Cowboys. Anthony Henry ended his Cleveland tenure with 247 tackles, 17 interceptions, and 49 passes defended.