No. 29: Browns' best draft class
Hall of Famer Newsome headlined 1978 class
ESPN Stats and Information has ranked all NFL players drafted in the modern draft (1967-2008) based on their performance during their NFL careers, regardless of how they fared with the team that drafted them. Insider will count down each team's best draft class (seeded 1-32), then conduct a tournament to determine the best class of all time.
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BROWNS' BEST CLASS: 1978
The Cleveland Browns have not been a strong drafting club, according to ESPN's Stats and Information's ranking system. Only one player -- Ozzie Newsome -- made our Top 100 picks of all time, and they have drafted just one Hall of Famer, one MVP and no Players of the Year.
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