Browns' History at No. 6: Kellen Winslow Jr.

Posted Apr 22, 2013

In the 2004 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns traded up one spot to select tight end Kellen Winslow Jr., from the University of Miami with the No. 6 pick.

The Cleveland Browns hold the sixth pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, which starts this Thursday, April 25, with live coverage on NFL Network and ESPN beginning at 8 p.m. EST.

In their history, the Cleveland Browns have twice made the No. 6 overall pick in the draft, and after selecting a Pro Football Hall of Famer, Jim Brown, in the 1957 NFL Draft, the team chose tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. in 2004.

Originally, the Browns were slated to make the seventh pick in the 2004 NFL Draft, but traded their first and second-round choices to the Detroit Lions to move up one spot and select Winslow from the University of Miami.

Winslow spent the first five seasons of his nine-year NFL career with the Browns before being traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers prior to the 2009 season.

Despite missing 30 games in his first two seasons because of a broken leg suffered on an onside kick attempt in his second career game at Dallas in 2004, and a serious motorcycle accident the following year, Winslow went on to become a Pro Bowl tight end for the Browns in 2007. That year, Winslow caught 82 passes for five touchdowns and 1,106 yards. His single-season yardage total ranks third all-time in Browns history.

In his first season back from the motorcycle accident, Winslow started 16 games and tied Pro Football Hall of Famer Ozzie Newsome’s team record for the most receptions in a season. He caught 89 passes, the bulk of which came from Pro Bowl quarterback Derek Anderson, gained 875 yards and scored three touchdowns.

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