So according to ESPN, the Browns never had a first-round pick before Tim Couch came along.
And Baltimore? Well, their draft lineage is the one that includes Ozzie Newsome, Clay Matthews, Eric Metcalf, yes, even Steve Everitt!
Granted, more than half of the top picks between ’68 and ’95 failed to pan out. Still, they were made by the team known then and now as the Browns, not the Modells.
We’ll take ownership of our ineptitude, thank you very much. Now you’re on the clock, ESPN.
(via commenter John at the ecstatic Rubin brothers’ Mistake by the Lake Sporting Times.)