After making the first overall pick the past two years, the Browns will not make their first selection in the upcoming draft until pick No. 17. (Barring any trades, of course.)
If the Browns stay in that slot, it will be the lowest first-round selection the team has had since the 2008 NFL Draft, according to clevelandbrowns.com.
Cleveland has only selected at No. 17 once in franchise history, which happened in 1977 when the team selected linebacker Robert Jackson. Jackson spent four years with the team, making 33 starts.
Notable players selected at No. 17 over the years include linebacker C.J. Mosley (Baltimore Ravens in 2014), defensive back Dre Kirkpatrick (Cincinnati Bengals in 2012), offensive tackle Nate Solder (New England Patriots in 2011), kicker Sebastian Janikowski (Oakland Raiders in 2000) and running back Emmit Smith (Dallas Cowboys in 1990).
All together, the Browns currently hold 10 selections in the 2019 draft. They have their own selection in the first six rounds, a third- and a fifth-round selection from New England, and a fifth- and seventh-round selection from the Jacksonville Jaguars.