News

The 5 best picks at No. 33, No. 52 over the past 20 years

For the second straight year, Cleveland will be on the clock to kick off Day 2 of the NFL Draft.

Amid a flurry of offers, the Browns held onto their pick and selected one of the most promising members from their 2016 class, pass-rushing defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah. They should expect the same kind of external interest this year, as numerous teams eye the prospect of landing a player they view as a first-round prospect in the second round.

The Browns will be picking twice in the second round Friday, so we're looking back at the five best players over the past 20 years who were picked 33rd overall and 52nd.

No. 33

DB Corey Chavous (Arizona Cardinals, 1998) - He lasted 11 seasons in the league with three different teams, collecting 131 starts, 595 tackles and 20 interceptions.

OL Eric Steinbach (Cincinnati Bengals, 2003) - Over eight seasons, Steinbach missed just four starts.

LB Karlos Dansby (Arizona Cardinals, 2004) - The former Brown is entering his 14th season and is just one interception away from joining the very exclusive 20-interception, 40-sack club. He'd be just the fifth player to reach the milestone.

LB Demeco Ryans (Houston Texans, 2006) - The two-time Pro Bowler logged 10 seasons in the NFL and finished his career with 735 tackles.

S Landon Collins (New York Giants, 2015) - The hard-hitting safety had a breakout season in 2016 and is considered one of the best in the league at his position.

No. 52

DE Marcellus Wiley (Buffalo Bills, 1997) - He started 79 games during his 10-year career, making one Pro Bowl and collecting 44 sacks.

WR Chris Chambers (Miami Dolphins, 2001) - The Cleveland native made the Pro Bowl in 2005 after clearing 1,100 yards and finished his 12-year career with 7,648 yards and 58 touchdowns.

WR Greg Jennings (Green Bay Packers, 2006) - He collected more than 1,000 yards in three straight seasons (2006-08) and boasts 571 receptions, 8,291 yards and 64 touchdowns for his career.

LB Zach Brown (Tennessee Titans, 2012) - A Pro Bowler this past year, Brown recently signed with the Redskins as he prepares for his sixth season.

LB Jamie Collins (New England Patriots, 2013) - The current Brown came to Cleveland with a Super Bowl ring and a Pro Bowl invitation already on his resume.

This article has been reproduced in a new format and may be missing content or contain faulty links. Please use the Contact Us link in our site footer to report an issue.

Related Content

Advertising