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Cleveland finally catches a break

The Browns have had a rough time lately, pretty much since the day that Art Modell announced his intent to move the team to Baltimore.  But they’ve gotten lucky today.

Despite their four-game winning streak to end the 2009 season, which put them at No. 7 in a draft with six elite players, the Browns won the weighted lottery to determine the order of the supplemental draft, a league source tells us.

So, in each round, the Browns have top priority.

By the way, through round ones and two, no one has been selected.  Things should get interesting in or after round three, the earliest in which BYU running back Harvey Unga would be picked.

The full order appears . . . after the break.


1.  Cleveland

2.
St. Louis

3.
Detroit

4.
Tampa Bay

5.
Kansas City

6.
Oakland

7.
Washington

8.
Seattle

9.
Buffalo

10.
Jacksonville

11.
Houston

12.
Chicago

13.
Miami

14.
New York Giants

15.
Denver

16.
San Francisco

17.
Tennessee

18.
Pittsburgh

19.
Atlanta

20.
Carolina

21.
San Diego

22.
New England

23.
Cincinnati

24.
Baltimore

25.
Minnesota

26.
Indianapolis

27.
New York Jets

28.
Philadelphia

29.
Arizona

30.
Dallas

31.
Green Bay

32.
New Orleans

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29 Responses to “Cleveland finally catches a break”
  1. Bun McSticky says: Jul 15, 2010 1:33 PM

    Yawn.

  2. adellgfo says: Jul 15, 2010 1:33 PM

    Yay, Cleveland gets the top pick in the draft that dosn’t really matter. O the joy.

  3. stove boogie says: Jul 15, 2010 1:35 PM

    Wow. Cleveland will rest easy tonight.

  4. brasho says: Jul 15, 2010 1:36 PM

    I seriously doubt Cleveland will flex their supplemental muscles so it is no use anyways. Price-Brent and Unga man two of the relatively solid positions for the Browns. Hardesty and Harrison make drafting Unga very unlikely, and Price-Brent is more of a 4-3 DT rather than a 3-4 NT…. though he has decent size and MIGHT be a slight consideration.

  5. steelerhypocrite says: Jul 15, 2010 1:40 PM

    Maybe they can draft a salad bowl for Holmgren’s face.

  6. Ravenmuscle says: Jul 15, 2010 1:43 PM

    Can’t wait to hear who the Brownies select
    How about a Tim Couch…Courtney Brown or Gerard Warren….William Green….Kellen Winslow
    They know how to pick ‘em.

  7. smithopher says: Jul 15, 2010 1:50 PM

    I don’t understand why we keep hearing about this Harvey Unga if he doesn’t project to be taken until the 3rd round in a supplemental draft… Where would that put him in the real thing? 5th or 6th round? Not even drafted? At the same time, Tom Brady was the 199th pick overall in his draft class if I’m not mistaken, so the gems are there if you can coach them up to speed.

  8. jram says: Jul 15, 2010 1:54 PM

    Hope you’re right brasho, I’d like to see Unga as SJs backup for the Rams.

  9. 1nationraidernation says: Jul 15, 2010 1:58 PM

    if this is the luck they have been waiting for , God Bless them.

  10. SomeFans says: Jul 15, 2010 2:01 PM

    LaBron say “hi” from South Beach.

  11. Manbearpig says: Jul 15, 2010 2:13 PM

    Who the eff is Harvey Unga and why do you keep talking about him???

  12. Sow Crates says: Jul 15, 2010 2:13 PM

    last 5 teams are from the NFC. That’s about the most interesting thing I got from all of this.
    Cleveland took a back with a 2nd round pick, nobody should be sold on jerome harrison quite yet but he’ll be in the mix, why waste a 2011 3rd round draft pick on another running back? Not happening.

  13. HitMachine says: Jul 15, 2010 2:14 PM

    ….also Joe Thomas won $2 on a scratch-off ticket.

  14. Mean and Nasty says: Jul 15, 2010 2:21 PM

    Way to go Cleveland…thsi totally makes up for everything thats happened to you!!

  15. EazyDuzIt says: Jul 15, 2010 2:21 PM

    smithopher says:
    July 15, 2010 1:50 PM
    I don’t understand why we keep hearing about this Harvey Unga if he doesn’t project to be taken until the 3rd round in a supplemental draft… Where would that put him in the real thing? 5th or 6th round? Not even drafted? At the same time, Tom Brady was the 199th pick overall in his draft class if I’m not mistaken, so the gems are there if you can coach them up to speed.
    No actually that would mean he would have been drafted no LATER than the 3rd round in a real draft. The team that gives up a draft pick is giving up a third round pick in next years draft. So the vaule still holds the same weight but in most cases the players selected are actually getting selected LOWER than what they were projected in a “real” draft.

  16. Danwhitmer says: Jul 15, 2010 2:26 PM

    Hey the Ravens got Jared Gaither in the supplemental draft. Now he is said to be one of the top Tackles in football. They can be found, just have to do your homework and make sure they are worth the pick!

  17. Burning River says: Jul 15, 2010 2:28 PM

    Ravenmuscle says: July 15, 2010 1:43 PM
    Can’t wait to hear who the Brownies select…..They know how to pick ‘em.
    ————-
    Although I love Ozzie Newsome to death because of his tremendous years with the CLEVELAND BROWNS, no Baltimoron can talk smack about draft busts, without looking at their own…such as:
    Dwan Edwards, Chris Redman, Yamon Figurs, Adam Terry, Mark Clayton, Patrick Johnson, Travis Taylor, Deron Jenkins, Dan Cody…and who could forget that great playmaker, Kyle Boller.
    Most were drafted in the 1st or 2nd rounds. The lowest were two of these never-were’s in the 3rd round.
    Stones and glass houses, dickwad. Stones and glass houses…
    GO BROWNS!!!

  18. Fapplejax says: Jul 15, 2010 2:29 PM

    HAY NOW. It wasn’t that long ago that Cleveland landed a Mr. Bernard J. Kosar in the supplemental draft. That turned out pretty well.
    Buuuuut yeah, this proved to be worthless.

  19. Florio-is-a-tool says: Jul 15, 2010 2:41 PM

    As long as Mangini’s there they could have all the draft choices of every round but he’s still find a way to lose games…

  20. BrownsTown says: Jul 15, 2010 2:44 PM

    Attn: PIT & BAL
    Rapist QBs
    Murdering LBs
    I could try and get clever by working them into a post, but it’s not worth it.

  21. ItalianStallion says: Jul 15, 2010 2:58 PM

    Although I love Ozzie Newsome to death because of his tremendous years with the CLEVELAND BROWNS, no Baltimoron can talk smack about draft busts, without looking at their own…such as:
    Dwan Edwards, Chris Redman, Yamon Figurs, Adam Terry, Mark Clayton, Patrick Johnson, Travis Taylor, Deron Jenkins, Dan Cody…and who could forget that great playmaker, Kyle Boller.
    Most were drafted in the 1st or 2nd rounds. The lowest were two of these never-were’s in the 3rd round.
    Stones and glass houses, dickwad. Stones and glass houses…
    GO BROWNS!!!
    —————————————————
    The difference being that most teams, unlike Cleveland, are able to draft good players as well as those that don’t pan out…

  22. Y2Cale says: Jul 15, 2010 3:15 PM

    So they’ll put a Harvey Unga Nike poster up on a skyscraper then? Cuz that will sure put a band-aid on the whole LeBron thing.

  23. HamBurghlar says: Jul 15, 2010 3:51 PM

    @BrownsTown: “Attn: PIT & BAL
    Rapist QBs
    Murdering LBs
    I could try and get clever by working them into a post, but it’s not worth it.”
    Attn: Cleveland
    Anyone could try and get clever by working the past 30 years of suck into a post, but everyone already knows that the Browns are/have been horrible and it’s not worth it.
    Congrats on the news story of “OOoh! I hope they pick someone from the supplemental draft!”

  24. robert ethen says: Jul 15, 2010 4:10 PM

    With that, Cleveland used up it’s luck for the next 40 years.

  25. Brian Sipe says: Jul 15, 2010 4:36 PM

    Ravensmuscle=Art Modell’s tampon

  26. omegalh says: Jul 15, 2010 5:40 PM

    can you trade your supplimental pick?

  27. jaydee327 says: Jul 15, 2010 10:11 PM

    Ravenmuscle, you got scolded at work and you took a few days off, but you must be taking the laptop in the restroom again.
    by the way, tell your daddy i will stop hanging up on him when he stops calling and requesting such disgusting sexual favors.

  28. OLDCRACKER says: Jul 16, 2010 6:44 PM

    Smithopher, you hit the nail on the head. So much depends on your coaches and support staff. Every year “surprises” surface. Some teams, like the Patriots, seem to find the gems and some never do.
    Here’s hoping that the Browns finally have the right people, behind the scenes, to mine these nuggets.
    Go, Big Mike!

  29. kelevra says: Jul 19, 2010 7:45 PM

    maybe the supplemental’s worthless now, but that’s a key to the Browns’ success in the mid/late 80′s.
    Bernie Kosar
    Kevin Mack
    Gerald “Ice Cube” McNeal
    Mike Johnson
    all were taken in the supplemental draft over a 2 year period, all were key players on Cleveland teams which went to 3 AFC championships in 4 years.

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