Browns draft trivia: The secondary


With the draft approaching, we offer some position-by-position draft trivia in Cleveland Browns history, continuing with the defensive backs.

Last defensive back drafted by the Browns: Justin Gilbert (first round) and Pierre Desir (fourth round) in 2014.

Last first-round defensive back drafted: Gilbert

Last defensive back taken 12th overall: D.J. Hayden, by the Raiders in 2013.

Last three defensive backs taken 12th: Hayden, Aaron Glenn by the Jets in 1994, Patrick Bates by the Raiders in 1993.

Twelfth-pick oddity: Glenn is one of the Browns coaches in the defensive backfield.

Last defensive back taken 19th overall: Prince Amukamara, by the Giants in 2011.

Last three defensive backs taken 19th: Amukamara, Michael Griffin by the Titans in 2007, Antonio Cromartie by the Chargers in 2006.

Number of defensive backs drafted by the Browns since 1999: 29.

Defensive backs draft oddity: The 29 players selected is by far the highest at any position group. The Browns have taken at least two secondary players in 12 drafts since 1999. Yet only one of those players -- Joe Haden -- reached the Pro Bowl.

Number of first-round defensive backs since 1999: Two, Gilbert (2014) and Haden (2010).

Best of that group: Haden.

Pro Bowl appearances by those first-round picks: Haden has two.

Number of first-round defensive backs taken in team history: Nine -- Gilbert, Haden, Antonio Langham (1994), Eric Turner (1991), Don Rogers (1984), Hanford Dixon (1981), Tom Darden (1972), Clarence Scott (1971) and Jim Shofner (1958),

All-Browns draft team rep, 1999 to today or ... the best drafted players at each position since 1999: CBs Haden and Daylon McCutcheon (third round, 1999) and Ss T.J. Ward (second round, 2010) and Brodney Pool (second round, 2005).

A final look at the All-Drafted Team since 1999

QB: Tim Couch

RB: Jerome Harrison

FB: Lawrence Vickers

WR: Braylon Edwards

WR: Kevin Johnson

TE: Jordan Cameron

OT: Joe Thomas

OG: Joel Bitonio

C: Alex Mack

OG: Shawn Lauvao

OT: Mitchell Schwartz

DE: Courtney Brown

DT: Ahtyba Rubin

DT: Phil Taylor

DE: Jabaal Sheard

OLB: Kamerion Wimbley

ILB: D’Qwell Jackson

ILB: Andra Davis

OLB: Barkevious Mingo

CB: Joe Haden

S: T.J. Ward

S: Brodney Pool

CB: Daylon McCutcheon

Best offensive player drafted: Thomas

Best defensive player drafted: Haden