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Draft History 1970-1979

1970

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ROUND PLAYER POSITION UNIVERSITY NOTES
1a Phipps, Mike QB Purdue choice acquired from Miami for WR Paul Warfield
1b McKay, Bob T Texas
2a Jones, Joe DE Tennessee State choice acquired from New Orleans for LB John Brewer
2b Sherk, Jerry DT Oklahoma State
3 Browns' choice traded to Dallas for QB Jerry Rhome
4 Stevenson, Rickey CB Arizona
5 Engel, Steve HB Colorado
6 Cilek, Mike QB Iowa
7 Wycinsky, Craig G Michigan State
8 Davidson, Honester S Bowling Green
9 Brown, Geoff LB Pittsburgh
10 Yanchar, Bill DT Purdue
11 Benner, Gene WR Maine
12 Sanders, Jerry K Texas Tech
13 Roberts, Larry HB Central Missouri
14 Tharpe, Jim LB Lincoln (Mo.)
15 Hornoly, Guy CB Illinois State
16 Redebaugh, John TE/K Bemidji State
17 Tabb, Charles TE/RB McMurray

1971

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ROUND PLAYER POSITION UNIVERSITY NOTES
1 Scott, Clarence CB Kansas State
2 Cornell, Robert "Bo" HB Washington
3a Staroba, Paul WR Michigan
3b Hall, Charles LB Houston choice acquired from Kansas City for DE Marvin Upshaw
4 Pena, Robert "Bubba" G Massachusetts
5 Brown, Stanley WR Purdue
6a Dieken, Doug T Illinois choice acquired from Chicago for WR Eppie Barney
6b Dixon, Jay DE Boston U
7 Jacobs, Bob K Wyoming
8 Zelina, Larry HB Ohio State
9 Levels, Wilmur S North Texas State
10 Casteel, Steve LB Oklahoma
11 Sikich, Mike G Northwestern
12 Blanchard, Felix "Tony" TE North Carolina
13 Jamula, Thad T Lehigh
14 Kingrea, Rick LB Tulane
15 Green, William "Bill" CB Western Kentucky
16 Smith, David WR Mississippi State
17 Dilon, Leo C Dayton

1972

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ROUND PLAYER POSITION UNIVERSITY NOTES
1 Darden, Thom DB Michigan
2a Brooks, Clifford DB Tennessee State
2b Sims, Lester DE Alabama choice acquired from Miami for LB Bob Matheson
3 Browns' choice traded to L.A. Rams with G Joe Taffoni for T Mitch Johnson and Minnesota's 5th choice in 1972
4 Browns' choice traded to Kansas City along with Browns' 3rd choice in 1973 for WR Frank Pitts
5a Hunt, George K Tennessee
5b Kucera, Greg HB North Colorado Minnesota's choice from Los Angeles with T Mitch Johnson for G Joe Taffoni and Browns' 3rd choice in 1972
6 Forey, Leonard G Texas A&M
7 Wesley, Don OT Maryland State
8 McKinnis, Hugh HB Arizona State
9a McKee, Larry G Arizona
9b Lefear, Billy WR/RB Henderson (Ark.) choice acquired from Baltimore for LB Tom Beutler
10 Mosier, Herschell DT Northwest Oklahoma
11 Long, Mel LB Toledo
12 Chapman, Bernard DB Texas-El Paso
13 Sipe, Brian QB San Diego State
14 Stewart, Ed G East Central Oklahoma
15 McCullar, Jewell LB Chico State
16 Wakefield, Richard WR Ohio State
17 Portz, William DB Sterling (Kansas)

1973

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ROUND PLAYER POSITION UNIVERSITY NOTES
1a Holden, Steve WR Arizona State choice acquired from N.Y. Giants along with New England's 2nd choice for DE Jack Gregory and CB Freddie Summers
1b Adams, Pete G USC
2a Pruitt, Greg HB Oklahoma New England's choice from New York with Giants' 1st choice for DE Jack Gregory and CB Freddie Summers
2b Steinke, Jim DB Southwest Texas
3a Crum, Bob DE Arizona Kansas City's choice acquired from Baltimore for C Fred Hoaglin
3b Browns' choice traded to Kansas City along with Browns' 4th choice in 1972 for WR Frank Pitts
4a Dorris, Andy LB New Mexico State Cincinnati's choice from Baltimore for K George Hunt
4b Mattingly, Randy QB Evansville
5 Browns' choice traded to San Diego for DT George Wright
6 Green, Van DB Shaw (N.C.)
7 Browns' choice traded to Miami for C Bob DeMarco
8 Browns' choice traded to Detroit for DT Jerry Rush
9 Wester, Curtis G East Texas State
10 Humphrey, Tom T Abilene Christian
11 Barisich, Carl DT Princeton
12 Simmons, Stan TE Lewis and Clark
13 Romaniszyn, Jim LB Edinboro State
14 Popelka, Robert DB Southern Methodist
15 Sullivan, Dave WR Virginia
16 Greenfield, George HB Murray State
17 McClowry, Robert C Michigan State

1974

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ROUND PLAYER POSITION UNIVERSITY NOTES
1 Browns' choice traded to San Diego along with Browns' 2nd choice in 1975 for LB Bob Babich and Chargers' 4th choice in 1975
2 Corbett, Billy OT Johnson C. Smith
3 Browns' choice traded to Denver for QB Don Horn (also 6th choice in 1974)
4 Browns' choice traded to Oakland for WR Gloster Richardson
5 Ilgenfritz, Mark DE Vanderbilt
6a Pritchett, Billy FB West Texas State choice acquired from Buffalo
6b Browns' choice traded to Denver for QB Don Horn (also 3rd choice in 1974)
7a Herrick, Bob WR Purdue choice acquired from St. Louis for LB Andy Dorris
7b Sullivan, Gerry C/OT Illinois
8a Browns' choice traded to Washington with T Mitch Johnson for New Orleans' 3rd choice in 1973
8b Brown, Eddie DB Tennessee choice acquired from Buffalo for LB Rick Kingrea
9 Scott, Dan G Ohio State
10a Puestow, Mike WR North Dakota State choice acquired from Chicago for QB Randy Mattingly
10b Browns' choice traded to Buffalo for TE Jan White
11 Gooden, Tom K Harding
12 McNeil, Ron DE North Carolina Central
13 Seifert, Mike DE Wisconsin
14 Hunt, Bob HB Heidelberg
15 Terrell, Ransom LB Arizona
16 Anderson, Preston DB Rice
17 Buchanan, Carlton DT Southwest Oklahoma State

1975

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ROUND PLAYER POSITION UNIVERSITY NOTES
1 Mitchell, Mack DE Houston
2 Browns' choice traded to San Diego with Browns' 1st choice in 1974 for LB Bob Babich and Chargers' 4th choice in 1975
3 Roan, Oscar TE Southern Methodist
4a Peters, Tony DB Oklahoma
4b San Diego's choice acquired with LB Bob Babich traded to New England for WR Reggie Rucker
5a Zimba, John DE Villanova
5b Cope, Jim LB Ohio State choice acquired from Detroit for CB Ben Davis
6a Browns' choice traded to San Diego for TE James Thaxton
6b Miller, Charles DB West Virginia choice acquired from Washington for WR Paul Staroba
6c Hynoski, Henry HB Temple choice acquired from Oakland for WR Frank Pitts
7 Wang, Merle OT Texas Christian
8 Santini, Barry TE Purdue
9a Poole, Larry HB Kent State
9b Hogan, Floyd DB Arkansas choice acquired from Kansas City for DE Bob Briggs
10 Lewis, Stan DE Wayne (Nebraska)
11 Marinelli, Tom G Boston College
12 Ambrose, Dick LB Virginia
13 Armstead, Willie WR Utah
14 Barrett, Tim HB John Carroll
15 Moore, Willie DT Johnson C. Smith
16 McKay, JK WR USC
17 Graf, Dave LB Penn State

1976

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ROUND PLAYER POSITION UNIVERSITY NOTES
1 Pruitt, Mike HB Purdue
2 Browns' choice traded to Oakland for LB Gerald Irons and Raiders' 9th choice in 1976
3 Logan, Dave WR/TE Colorado
4a Swick, Gene QB Toledo New England's choice acquired from Philadelphia in trade for CB Clifford Brooks
4b St. Clair, Mike DE Grambling
5 Sheppard, Henry OT Southern Methodist
6 Browns' choice traded to Chicago for Glen Holloway
7 Cassidy, Steve DT Louisiana State
8 Browns' choice traded to Buffalo for S Neal Craig
9a Reed, James HB Mississippi
9b Nagel, Craig QB Purdue choice acquired from Oakland with LB Gerald Irons for Browns' second draft choice in 1976
10 Kleber, Doug OT Illinois
11 Celek, Chuck DE Kent State
12 Browns' choice traded to Houston for WR Willie Miller
13 Murray, Brian OT Arizona
14 Smalzer, Joe TE Illinois
15 Philyow, Luther DB Loyola (Calif.)
16 Lorenzen, Chris DT Arizona State
17 Fleming, Tom WR Dartmouth

1977

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ROUND PLAYER POSITION UNIVERSITY NOTES
1 Jackson, Robert L. LB Texas A&M
2 Skladany, Tom P/K Ohio State negotiating rights later traded to Detroit for Lions' 3rd choice in 1978 and 7th choice in 1979
3 Browns' choice traded to Buffalo with 6th choice for DT Earl Edwards
4a Davis, Oliver DB Tennessee State
4b Sims, Robert "Mickey" DT South Carolina State Baltimore's choice acquired from Chicago for QB Mike Phipps
5 Browns' choice traded to San Diego for DE Ron East
6 Browns' choice traded to Buffalo with 3rd choice for DT Earl Edwards
7a Randle, Ken WR USC choice acquired from Atlanta for DE Ron East
7b Smith, Blane TE Purdue
7c Lingenfelter, Bob OT Nebraska choice acquired from St. Louis for S Neal Craig
8 Armstrong, Bill DB Wake Forest
9 Brown, Daryl KR Tufts
10 Burkett, Tom T North Carolina
11 Nash, Charles WR Arizona
12 Tierney, Leo C Georgia Tech

1978

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ROUND PLAYER POSITION UNIVERSITY NOTES
1a Matthews, Clay LB USC
1b Newsome, Ozzie WR Alabama choice acquired from Los Angeles along with Washington's 4th choice for Chicago's 1st choice obtained for QB Mike Phipps
2 Evans, Johnny P/QB North Carolina State
3a Collins, Larry HB Texas A&I choice acquired from Detroit along with Lions' 7th choice in 1979 for rights to P Tom Skladany
3b Miller, Mark QB Bowling Green
4a Browns' choice to Miami along with 7th choice as compensation for signing WR Paul Warfield
4b Pullara, Pete G Chattanooga Washington's choice acquired from Los Angeles with Rams' 1st choice for Browns' 1st choice
5 Wright, Keith FL Memphis State
6 Pitts, Al C Michigan State
7 Browns' choice to Miami along with 4th choice as compensation for signing WR Paul Warfield
8 Turnbow, Jesse DT Tennessee
9 Kramer, Jon OG Baylor
10 Watson, Brent OT Tennessee
11 Gillard, Larry DT Mississippi State
12 Biedermann, Leo OT California

1979

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ROUND PLAYER POSITION UNIVERSITY NOTES
1a Browns' choice traded to San Diego for Chargers' 1st- and 2nd-round choices in 1979 draft
1b Adams, Willis WR Houston choice acquired from San Diego along with Chargers' 2nd-round pick for Browns' 1st-round choice
2a Johnson, Lawrence CB Wisconsin
2b Claphan, Sam OT Oklahoma choice acquired from San Diego along with Chargers' 1st-round choice for Browns' 1st-round selection
3 Ramey, James DE Kentucky
4 Miller, Matt OT Colorado
5a Browns' choice traded to Los Angeles along with TE Oscar Roan for Rams' 5th- and 6th-round picks
5b Dimler, Rich DT USC choice acquired from Washington through Los Angeles along with Rams' 6th-round pick for TE Oscar Roan and Browns' 5th-round choice
6a Burrell, Clinton DB Louisiana State
6b Ronan, Jim DT Minnesota choice acquired from Los Angeles along with Rams' 5th-round pick for TE Oscar Roan and Browns' 5th-round choice
7a Detroit's choice, acquired for Tom Skladany, later traded to Oakland along with Browns' 12th-round pick for Raiders' 7th- and 9th-round selections
7b Browns' choice traded to Philadelphia for RB Tom Sullivan
7c Risien, Cody OT Texas A&M choice acquired from Oakland along with Raiders' 9th-round pick for Detroit's 7th (from Tom Skladany trade) and Browns' 12th-round selection
8 Perkov, Kent DE San Diego State
9a McGee, Carl LB Duke
9b Weathers, Curtis TE Mississippi choice acquired from Oakland along with Raiders' 7th-round pick for Detroit's 7th (acquired in Tom Skaldany trade) and Browns' 12th-round selection
10 Smith, John WR Tennessee State
11 Poeschl, Randy DE Nebraska
12a Methvin, Dewitt C Tulane choice acquired from Washington in trade for DE Joe Jones
12b Browns' choice traded to Oakland along with Detroit's 7th-round pick (acquired in Tom Skladany trade) for Raiders' 7th- and 9th-round selections