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2020 NFL Draft

Recent history suggests Browns' No. 19 pick can really pay off

The Browns haven't had the 19th pick in the NFL Draft since 1960, when they selected Oklahoma halfback Prentice Gautt with their second of two second-round picks.

Times have changed, of course, and the 19th pick now sits close to the middle of the first round. With recent history as our guide, it's clear the Browns hold some significant value at No. 19 in the 2015 edition of the NFL Draft. The majority of players selected 19th overall since 1996 have gone on to log successful careers, a handful have been regulars at the Pro Bowl and at least one has been in the discussion to make the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Here's our reverse-chronological breakdown of the past 19 at 19.

2014: Miami Dolphins - OT Ja'Wuan James

What's he done: He started every game in his rookie season, beginning the season at right tackle before transitioning to the left side after Branden Albert was sidelined for the season.

2013: New York Giants - OT Justin Pugh

What's he done: He's started every game in which he's been available, amounting to 30 starts over two seasons at right tackle.

2012: Chicago Bears - DL Shea McClellin

What's he done: He's started 20 games (10 in 2014) and appeared in 40 over the past three seasons. He's accumulated 80 tackles over that time, spending his first two seasons on the defensive line and his third at outside linebacker.

2011: New York Giants - DB Prince Amukamara

What he's done: Injuries have hampered him throughout his four seasons with the Giants, but he's been a starter when healthy over the past three. He had a career-high 14 passes defensed in 2013.

2010: Atlanta Falcons - LB Sean Weatherspoon

What he's done: After four solid seasons with the Falcons in which he racked up 41 starts and 290 tackles, Weatherspoon signed a free-agent deal with the Arizona Cardinals.

2009: Philadelphia Eagles: WR Jeremy Maclin

What he's done: After five seasons, the last of which ended at the Pro Bowl, as a potent playmaker for the Eagles, Maclin recently signed a lucrative, $55 million contract with the Kansas City Chiefs. For his career, he has 343 receptions, 4,771 yards and 36 touchdowns.

2008: Carolina Panthers - T Jeff Otah

What he did: He started 29 games over four seasons for the Panthers. He last saw the field in 2011.

2007: Tennessee Titans - S Michael Griffin

What he's done: The two-time Pro Bowl safety is entering his ninth season with the Titans. For his career, he has 662 tackles and 24 interceptions.

2006: San Diego Chargers - CB Antonio Cromartie

What he's done: A four-time Pro Bowl cornerback, Cromartie is back with the New York Jets, where he shined from 2010-13. He's started in every game in five of the past six seasons and boasts 31 career interceptions.

2005: St. Louis Rams - T Alex Barron

What he did: Barron was a regular starter for five seasons with the Rams at right tackle. He bounced around with four different teams from 2010-13 but never saw the field.

2004: Miami Dolphins - T Vernon Carey

What he did: Over eight seasons with the Dolphins, Carey made 107 starts along various spots on the offensive line.

2003: Baltimore Ravens - QB Kyle Boller

What he did: He started 42 games over five seasons for the Ravens with his best performance coming in 2004, when he completed 55.6 percent of his passes for 2,559 yards, 13 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.

2002: Denver Broncos - WR Ashley Lelie

What he did: He was a regular in the Broncos' receiving rotation for four seasons, as he peaked in 2004 with 54 receptions for 1,084 yards and seven touchdowns. He ultimately logged seven seasons in the NFL.

2001: Pittsburgh Steelers - NT Casey Hampton

What he did: He made five Pro Bowls and won two Super Bowls as the centerpiece of the Steelers' defensive line from 2001-2012.

2000: Seattle Seahawks - RB Shaun Alexander

What he did: The three-time Pro Bowl running back ran for 9,453 yards and 100 touchdowns over nine seasons, eight of which were with the Seahawks.

1999: New York Giants - OG Luke Petitgout

What he did: He made 110 starts along the offensive line over nine seasons with the Giants and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

1998: Green Bay Packers - DE Vonnie Holliday

What he did: He logged a whopping 15 seasons with six different teams. His best season was either 2001 with the Packers or 2006 with the Dolphins, as he picked up seven sacks in each.

1997: Indianapolis Colts - OG Tarik Glenn

What he did: The Cleveland native spent all 10 of his NFL seasons with the Colts, starting 154 games and making three Pro Bowls on the way.

1996: Indianapolis Colts - WR Marvin Harrison

What he did: The eight-time Pro Bowl playmaker caught 1,102 passes for 14,580 yards and 128 touchdowns during his 13-year career. He was a finalist in the 2014 Hall of Fame class.

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