- Pat McManamon, ESPN Cleveland Browns reporter
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With the draft approaching, we offer some position-by-position draft trivia in Cleveland Browns history, continuing with the defensive backs.
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.
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
Some interesting facts and oddities concerning the Browns' draft history of cornerbacks and safeties