Cleveland Browns Pass Over Ohio State Players In NFL Draft

Cleveland Browns Pass Over Ohio State Players In NFL Draft

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The Ohio State players have not had any good luck with the Cleveland Browns when it comes to the NFL Draft. The Cleveland Browns returned to the NFL in 1999 and since then, they have only drafted two (2) Buckeyes.

Since 1999, some 117 Ohio State Buckeyes have been chosen in the NFL draft. This includes Terrelle Pryor who was drafted in the 2011 supplemental draft. Of the 117 Buckeyes, twenty-eight (28) were drafted in the first round. During Urban Meyers' tenure from 2013 to 2016, seven (7) Buckeyes of an overall twenty-six were drafted in the first round.

The two (2) Buckeyes drafted by the Browns were Darnell Sanders and Brian Robiskie. Sanders, who hails from Warrensville Heights, was drafted in 2002 by the Cleveland Browns. Then in 2009, Brian Robiskie from Chagrin Falls, whose father is Terry Robiskie, a former interim coach of the Browns, was drafted. The movie "Draft Day" debuted in 2014 and it highlighted that the Cleveland Browns drafted "Vontae" (which rhymes with Donte) a fictional linebacker as their Number One draft pick.

The Browns did get eventually get former Buckeye Donte Whitner, who hails from Glenville, to share his veteran experience. Last season, the Browns could have benefited from several Buckeyes including Malcolm Jenkins, Von Bell and Eli Apple. In addition, last year first round draft picks, Joey Bosa who plays for the San Diego Chargers and Ezekiel Elliott who now plays for the Dallas Cowboys could have also done well for the Browns.

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