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2020 NFL Draft

What kind of player can Browns' fans expect at No. 43?

The sample size is small, sure, but the Browns have handled their business when they hold the draft's 43rd overall pick.

The Browns didn't carry a first-round pick, but they made their first pick of the 1986 NFL Draft count when they selected Webster Slaughter, a wide receiver from San Diego State, with the 43rd pick. His impact was immediate, as he caught 40 passes for 577 yards on a Browns team that went 12-4, won the division and advanced to the AFC Championship.

Over six seasons with the Browns, Slaughter caught 305 passes for 4,834 yards and 27 touchdowns. His 1,236 yards in a 1989 Pro Bowl season was good for a franchise record that stood for years.

The second round has been good to the Browns in recent years. Two of their regular starters on the offensive line -- Joel Bitonio and Mitchell Schwartz -- were found in the second round, and so, too, were two regular defensive starters who logged a number of productive years with the Browns -- Jabaal Sheard and T.J. Ward.

What can be found at No. 43? Here are the nine best off-the-radar gems teams unearthed over the past 20 years when less cameras were watching.

2014 - Giants - C Weston Richburg

What he's done: Started 15 of 16 games as a rookie and is viewed as the team's long-term answer at center.

2013 - Bucs - CB Johnthan Banks

What he's done: He's started 30 games during his first two NFL seasons, including all 16 as a rookie, and intercepted seven passes.

2011 - Vikings - TE Kyle Rudolph

What he's done: The Cincinnati native has been the Vikings' starter when he's healthy. When he started all 16 games in 2012, he finished with 493 yards and nine touchdowns.

2006 - Saints - S Roman Harper

What's he done: The two-time Pro Bowler and Super Bowl champion has been a regular starter during his nine-year career.

2005 - Giants - DB Corey Webster

What he did: He was a regular starter on the Giants' defense from 2006-2012 and finished his career with 20 interceptions.

2001 - Jaguars - T Maurice Williams

What he did: He started 100 games on the offensive line from 2001-2009 with the Jaguars.

1998: Bengals - CB Artrell Hawkins

What he did: The older brother to Browns wide receiver Andrew Hawkins was a regular starter for the Bengals over five seasons and ultimately logged nine years in the NFL.

1997: Bengals - RB Corey Dillon

What he did: The four-time Pro Bowl running back amassed 11,241 yards and 82 touchdowns over 10 seasons.

1996: Panthers - WR Muhsin Muhammad

What he did: He made two Pro Bowls and finished his 14-year career with 11,438 yards and 62 touchdowns.

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