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Browns draft rewind: Reviewing the 204th and 205th picks of past drafts

Apr 13, 2012 -- 2:30pm

By Tony Grossi


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The lowdown: Continuing our series reviewing the Browns’ league-high 13 selections in the April 26-28 draft.

The Browns’ selections are:

First round – Fourth overall and 22nd

Second round – 37th

Third round – 67th

Fourth round – 100th, 118th

Fifth round – 139th, 160th

Sixth round – 204th (compensatory), 205th (comp)

Seventh round – 211th, 245th (comp), 247th (comp)

The 204th pick, last five years

2011: TE Virgil Green, Broncos

2010: QB Tony Pike, Panthers

2009: DE Will Davis, Cardinals

2008: RB Lex Hilliard, Dolphins

2007: DE Jacob Ford, Titans

Analysis: Green had three catches in 15 games. Last month he was suspended for the first four games of the 2012 for violating the league’s performance enhancing substance policy. Pike is looking for a new team after being waived last summer upon the arrival of Cam Newton in Carolina. Davis was released in September and is without a team. After three years with Miami, Hilliard signed as a free agent with the Vikings. Ford had seven sacks as a rookie, but was waived last year and is unsigned.

Past Browns picks at No. 204

1982: TE Van Heflin, Vanderbilt

1979: DE Kent Perkov, San Diego State

1958: RB Roddy Osborne, Texas A&M

1954: OT Howard Chapman, Florida

1952: OT Stew Sheets, Penn State

Analysis: Nothing of note.

The 205th pick, last five years

2011: DE Lazarius Levingston, Seahawks

2010: C Ted Larsen, Patriots

2009: DT Ra’Shon Harris, Steelers

2008: WR Pierre Garcon, Colts

2007: QB Jordan Palmer, Redskins

Analysis: Levingston played in four games as a rookie. Larsen was waived by the Patriots and claimed by Tampa Bay. He has started 14 games in two seasons. Harris is now with the Texans, his sixth team in four years. Garcon is a certified late-round gem. He became a starter in his second season and amassed 184 receptions and six TDs in three years. He struck gold in free agency this year, signing with the Redskins for $20.5 million guaranteed over five years.

Past Browns picks at No. 205

1978: DT Jesse Turnbow, Tenneessee

1967: DB Bill Devrow, Southern Mississippi

1963: OT Lynn Reade, Southern California

1956: QB Eddie West, North Carolina State

1955: RB Bob Leonard, Purdue

Analysis: Nothing of note.

 

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