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Cleveland Browns Draft History

Draft History 1970-1979

1970

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ROUNDPLAYERPOSITIONUNIVERSITYNOTES
1aPhipps, MikeQBPurduechoice acquired from Miami for WR Paul Warfield
1bMcKay, BobTTexas
2aJones, JoeDETennessee Statechoice acquired from New Orleans for LB John Brewer
2bSherk, JerryDTOklahoma State
3Browns' choice traded to Dallas for QB Jerry Rhome
4Stevenson, RickeyCBArizona
5Engel, SteveHBColorado
6Cilek, MikeQBIowa
7Wycinsky, CraigGMichigan State
8Davidson, HonesterSBowling Green
9Brown, GeoffLBPittsburgh
10Yanchar, BillDTPurdue
11Benner, GeneWRMaine
12Sanders, JerryKTexas Tech
13Roberts, LarryHBCentral Missouri
14Tharpe, JimLBLincoln (Mo.)
15Hornoly, GuyCBIllinois State
16Redebaugh, JohnTE/KBemidji State
17Tabb, CharlesTE/RBMcMurray

1971

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ROUNDPLAYERPOSITIONUNIVERSITYNOTES
1Scott, ClarenceCBKansas State
2Cornell, Robert "Bo"HBWashington
3aStaroba, PaulWRMichigan
3bHall, CharlesLBHoustonchoice acquired from Kansas City for DE Marvin Upshaw
4Pena, Robert "Bubba"GMassachusetts
5Brown, StanleyWRPurdue
6aDieken, DougTIllinoischoice acquired from Chicago for WR Eppie Barney
6bDixon, JayDEBoston U
7Jacobs, BobKWyoming
8Zelina, LarryHBOhio State
9Levels, WilmurSNorth Texas State
10Casteel, SteveLBOklahoma
11Sikich, MikeGNorthwestern
12Blanchard, Felix "Tony"TENorth Carolina
13Jamula, ThadTLehigh
14Kingrea, RickLBTulane
15Green, William "Bill"CBWestern Kentucky
16Smith, DavidWRMississippi State
17Dilon, LeoCDayton

1972

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ROUNDPLAYERPOSITIONUNIVERSITYNOTES
1Darden, ThomDBMichigan
2aBrooks, CliffordDBTennessee State
2bSims, LesterDEAlabamachoice acquired from Miami for LB Bob Matheson
3Browns' choice traded to L.A. Rams with G Joe Taffoni for T Mitch Johnson and Minnesota's 5th choice in 1972
4Browns' choice traded to Kansas City along with Browns' 3rd choice in 1973 for WR Frank Pitts
5aHunt, GeorgeKTennessee
5bKucera, GregHBNorth ColoradoMinnesota's choice from Los Angeles with T Mitch Johnson for G Joe Taffoni and Browns' 3rd choice in 1972
6Forey, LeonardGTexas A&M
7Wesley, DonOTMaryland State
8McKinnis, HughHBArizona State
9aMcKee, LarryGArizona
9bLefear, BillyWR/RBHenderson (Ark.)choice acquired from Baltimore for LB Tom Beutler
10Mosier, HerschellDTNorthwest Oklahoma
11Long, MelLBToledo
12Chapman, BernardDBTexas-El Paso
13Sipe, BrianQBSan Diego State
14Stewart, EdGEast Central Oklahoma
15McCullar, JewellLBChico State
16Wakefield, RichardWROhio State
17Portz, WilliamDBSterling (Kansas)

1973

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ROUNDPLAYERPOSITIONUNIVERSITYNOTES
1aHolden, SteveWRArizona Statechoice acquired from N.Y. Giants along with New England's 2nd choice for DE Jack Gregory and CB Freddie Summers
1bAdams, PeteGUSC
2aPruitt, GregHBOklahomaNew England's choice from New York with Giants' 1st choice for DE Jack Gregory and CB Freddie Summers
2bSteinke, JimDBSouthwest Texas
3aCrum, BobDEArizonaKansas City's choice acquired from Baltimore for C Fred Hoaglin
3bBrowns' choice traded to Kansas City along with Browns' 4th choice in 1972 for WR Frank Pitts
4aDorris, AndyLBNew Mexico StateCincinnati's choice from Baltimore for K George Hunt
4bMattingly, RandyQBEvansville
5Browns' choice traded to San Diego for DT George Wright
6Green, VanDBShaw (N.C.)
7Browns' choice traded to Miami for C Bob DeMarco
8Browns' choice traded to Detroit for DT Jerry Rush
9Wester, CurtisGEast Texas State
10Humphrey, TomTAbilene Christian
11Barisich, CarlDTPrinceton
12Simmons, StanTELewis and Clark
13Romaniszyn, JimLBEdinboro State
14Popelka, RobertDBSouthern Methodist
15Sullivan, DaveWRVirginia
16Greenfield, GeorgeHBMurray State
17McClowry, RobertCMichigan State

1974

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ROUNDPLAYERPOSITIONUNIVERSITYNOTES
1Browns' choice traded to San Diego along with Browns' 2nd choice in 1975 for LB Bob Babich and Chargers' 4th choice in 1975
2Corbett, BillyOTJohnson C. Smith
3Browns' choice traded to Denver for QB Don Horn (also 6th choice in 1974)
4Browns' choice traded to Oakland for WR Gloster Richardson
5Ilgenfritz, MarkDEVanderbilt
6aPritchett, BillyFBWest Texas Statechoice acquired from Buffalo
6bBrowns' choice traded to Denver for QB Don Horn (also 3rd choice in 1974)
7aHerrick, BobWRPurduechoice acquired from St. Louis for LB Andy Dorris
7bSullivan, GerryC/OTIllinois
8aBrowns' choice traded to Washington with T Mitch Johnson for New Orleans' 3rd choice in 1973
8bBrown, EddieDBTennesseechoice acquired from Buffalo for LB Rick Kingrea
9Scott, DanGOhio State
10aPuestow, MikeWRNorth Dakota Statechoice acquired from Chicago for QB Randy Mattingly
10bBrowns' choice traded to Buffalo for TE Jan White
11Gooden, TomKHarding
12McNeil, RonDENorth Carolina Central
13Seifert, MikeDEWisconsin
14Hunt, BobHBHeidelberg
15Terrell, RansomLBArizona
16Anderson, PrestonDBRice
17Buchanan, CarltonDTSouthwest Oklahoma State

1975

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ROUNDPLAYERPOSITIONUNIVERSITYNOTES
1Mitchell, MackDEHouston
2Browns' choice traded to San Diego with Browns' 1st choice in 1974 for LB Bob Babich and Chargers' 4th choice in 1975
3Roan, OscarTESouthern Methodist
4aPeters, TonyDBOklahoma
4bSan Diego's choice acquired with LB Bob Babich traded to New England for WR Reggie Rucker
5aZimba, JohnDEVillanova
5bCope, JimLBOhio Statechoice acquired from Detroit for CB Ben Davis
6aBrowns' choice traded to San Diego for TE James Thaxton
6bMiller, CharlesDBWest Virginiachoice acquired from Washington for WR Paul Staroba
6cHynoski, HenryHBTemplechoice acquired from Oakland for WR Frank Pitts
7Wang, MerleOTTexas Christian
8Santini, BarryTEPurdue
9aPoole, LarryHBKent State
9bHogan, FloydDBArkansaschoice acquired from Kansas City for DE Bob Briggs
10Lewis, StanDEWayne (Nebraska)
11Marinelli, TomGBoston College
12Ambrose, DickLBVirginia
13Armstead, WillieWRUtah
14Barrett, TimHBJohn Carroll
15Moore, WillieDTJohnson C. Smith
16McKay, JKWRUSC
17Graf, DaveLBPenn State

1976

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ROUNDPLAYERPOSITIONUNIVERSITYNOTES
1Pruitt, MikeHBPurdue
2Browns' choice traded to Oakland for LB Gerald Irons and Raiders' 9th choice in 1976
3Logan, DaveWR/TEColorado
4aSwick, GeneQBToledoNew England's choice acquired from Philadelphia in trade for CB Clifford Brooks
4bSt. Clair, MikeDEGrambling
5Sheppard, HenryOTSouthern Methodist
6Browns' choice traded to Chicago for Glen Holloway
7Cassidy, SteveDTLouisiana State
8Browns' choice traded to Buffalo for S Neal Craig
9aReed, JamesHBMississippi
9bNagel, CraigQBPurduechoice acquired from Oakland with LB Gerald Irons for Browns' second draft choice in 1976
10Kleber, DougOTIllinois
11Celek, ChuckDEKent State
12Browns' choice traded to Houston for WR Willie Miller
13Murray, BrianOTArizona
14Smalzer, JoeTEIllinois
15Philyow, LutherDBLoyola (Calif.)
16Lorenzen, ChrisDTArizona State
17Fleming, TomWRDartmouth

1977

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ROUNDPLAYERPOSITIONUNIVERSITYNOTES
1Jackson, Robert L.LBTexas A&M
2Skladany, TomP/KOhio Statenegotiating rights later traded to Detroit for Lions' 3rd choice in 1978 and 7th choice in 1979
3Browns' choice traded to Buffalo with 6th choice for DT Earl Edwards
4aDavis, OliverDBTennessee State
4bSims, Robert "Mickey"DTSouth Carolina StateBaltimore's choice acquired from Chicago for QB Mike Phipps
5Browns' choice traded to San Diego for DE Ron East
6Browns' choice traded to Buffalo with 3rd choice for DT Earl Edwards
7aRandle, KenWRUSCchoice acquired from Atlanta for DE Ron East
7bSmith, BlaneTEPurdue
7cLingenfelter, BobOTNebraskachoice acquired from St. Louis for S Neal Craig
8Armstrong, BillDBWake Forest
9Brown, DarylKRTufts
10Burkett, TomTNorth Carolina
11Nash, CharlesWRArizona
12Tierney, LeoCGeorgia Tech

1978

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ROUNDPLAYERPOSITIONUNIVERSITYNOTES
1aMatthews, ClayLBUSC
1bNewsome, OzzieWRAlabamachoice acquired from Los Angeles along with Washington's 4th choice for Chicago's 1st choice obtained for QB Mike Phipps
2Evans, JohnnyP/QBNorth Carolina State
3aCollins, LarryHBTexas A&Ichoice acquired from Detroit along with Lions' 7th choice in 1979 for rights to P Tom Skladany
3bMiller, MarkQBBowling Green
4aBrowns' choice to Miami along with 7th choice as compensation for signing WR Paul Warfield
4bPullara, PeteGChattanoogaWashington's choice acquired from Los Angeles with Rams' 1st choice for Browns' 1st choice
5Wright, KeithFLMemphis State
6Pitts, AlCMichigan State
7Browns' choice to Miami along with 4th choice as compensation for signing WR Paul Warfield
8Turnbow, JesseDTTennessee
9Kramer, JonOGBaylor
10Watson, BrentOTTennessee
11Gillard, LarryDTMississippi State
12Biedermann, LeoOTCalifornia

1979

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ROUNDPLAYERPOSITIONUNIVERSITYNOTES
1aBrowns' choice traded to San Diego for Chargers' 1st- and 2nd-round choices in 1979 draft
1bAdams, WillisWRHoustonchoice acquired from San Diego along with Chargers' 2nd-round pick for Browns' 1st-round choice
2aJohnson, LawrenceCBWisconsin
2bClaphan, SamOTOklahomachoice acquired from San Diego along with Chargers' 1st-round choice for Browns' 1st-round selection
3Ramey, JamesDEKentucky
4Miller, MattOTColorado
5aBrowns' choice traded to Los Angeles along with TE Oscar Roan for Rams' 5th- and 6th-round picks
5bDimler, RichDTUSCchoice acquired from Washington through Los Angeles along with Rams' 6th-round pick for TE Oscar Roan and Browns' 5th-round choice
6aBurrell, ClintonDBLouisiana State
6bRonan, JimDTMinnesotachoice acquired from Los Angeles along with Rams' 5th-round pick for TE Oscar Roan and Browns' 5th-round choice
7aDetroit's choice, acquired for Tom Skladany, later traded to Oakland along with Browns' 12th-round pick for Raiders' 7th- and 9th-round selections
7bBrowns' choice traded to Philadelphia for RB Tom Sullivan
7cRisien, CodyOTTexas A&Mchoice acquired from Oakland along with Raiders' 9th-round pick for Detroit's 7th (from Tom Skladany trade) and Browns' 12th-round selection
8Perkov, KentDESan Diego State
9aMcGee, CarlLBDuke
9bWeathers, CurtisTEMississippichoice acquired from Oakland along with Raiders' 7th-round pick for Detroit's 7th (acquired in Tom Skaldany trade) and Browns' 12th-round selection
10Smith, JohnWRTennessee State
11Poeschl, RandyDENebraska
12aMethvin, DewittCTulanechoice acquired from Washington in trade for DE Joe Jones
12bBrowns' choice traded to Oakland along with Detroit's 7th-round pick (acquired in Tom Skladany trade) for Raiders' 7th- and 9th-round selections