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Cleveland Browns Drafted Defensive Linemen

The Cleveland Browns have selected 97 Defensive Linemen in their team history (64 drafts). The Browns have drafted 11 Defensive Linemen in the first round. The highest drafted DL was Doug Atkins drafted in round 1 in 1953 out of Tennessee. Some of the top drafted Browns Defensive Linemen were Rich Kreitling drafted in round 1 in 1959 out of Illinois, James Jones drafted in round 3 in 1991 out of Northern Iowa, Frank Clarke drafted in round 5 in 1956 out of Colorado, Jim Houston drafted in round 1 in 1960 out of Ohio State and Paul Wiggin drafted in round 6 in 1956 out of Stanford. View all of the Cleveland Browns drafted Defensive Linemen throughout their history.
Cleveland Browns Drafted Defensive Linemen
Year Round Selection Player College
2016 1 12   Danny Shelton   Washington
2016 2 51   Nate Orchard   Utah
2016 3 96   Xavier Cooper   Washington St.
2015 1 12   Danny Shelton   Washington
2015 2 51   Nate Orchard   Utah
2015 3 96   Xavier Cooper   Washington St.
2013 1 6   Barkevious Mingo   LSU
2013 7 217   Armonty Bryant   East Central (OK)
2012 3 87   John Hughes   Cincinnati
2012 6 205   Billy Winn   Boise State
2011 1 21   Phillip Taylor   Baylor
2011 2 37   Jabaal Sheard   Pittsburgh
2010 6 186   Clifton Geathers   South Carolina
2009 2 52   David Veikune   Hawaii
2008 6 190   Ahtyba Rubin   Iowa State
2007 6 200   Melila Purcell   Hawaii
2007 7 213   Chase Pittman   Louisiana State
2006 6 181   Baba Oshinowo   Stanford
2005 6 203   Andrew Hoffman   Virginia
2004 5 161   Amon Gordon   Stanford
2003 6 195   Antonio Garay   Boston College
2001 1 3   Gerard Warren   Florida
2000 1 1   Courtney Brown   Penn State
1999 6 174   Marcus Spriggs   Troy State
1995 3 94   Mike Frederick   Virginia
1995 5 136   Tau Pupua   Weber State
1994 3 75   Romeo Bandison   Oregon
1993 2 42   Dan Footman   Florida State
1993 6 153   Rich McKenzie   Penn State
1992 3 65   Bill Johnson   Michigan State
1992 6 163   George Williams   Notre Dame
1991 3 57   James Jones   Northern Iowa
1991 4 85   Pio Sagapolutele   San Diego State
1991 8 197   Frank Conover   Syracuse
1990 3 73   Anthony Pleasant   Tennessee State
1990 5 129   Rob Burnett   Syracuse
1989 4 107   Andrew Stewart   Cincinnati
1988 2 50   Michael Dean Perry   Clemson
1983 3 68   Reggie Camp   California
1983 6 149   Dave Puzzuoli   Pittsburgh
1982 2 31   Keith Baldwin   Texas A&M
1981 4 92   Mike Robinson   Arizona
1981 10 271   Dean Prater   Oklahoma State
1980 2 54   Cleveland Crosby   Arizona
1980 4 99   Ron Crews   Nevada-Las Vegas
1980 5 116   Elvis Franks   Morgan State
1980 12 321   Marcus Jackson   Purdue
1979 3 70   Jim Ramey   Kentucky
1979 5 124   Rich Dimler   USC
1978 1 12   Clay Matthews   USC
1978 8 205   Jesse Turnbow   Tennessee
1978 11 290   Larry Gillard   Mississippi State
1976 4 99   Mike St. Clair   Grambling State
1975 1 5   Mack Mitchell   Houston
1975 10 238   Stan Lewis   Wayne State (Neb.)
1974 5 118   Mark Ilgenfritz   Vanderbilt
1973 3 67   Bob Crum   Arizona
1973 4 93   Andy Dorris   New Mexico State
1973 11 281   Carl Barisich   Princeton
1970 2 36   Joe Jones   Tennessee State
1970 10 255   Bill Yanchar   Purdue
1969 3 55   Al Jenkins   Tulsa
1969 6 150   Joe Righetti   Waynesburg
1969 17 436   Bob Oliver   Abilene Christian
1968 1 21   Marv Upshaw   Trinity (Tex.)
1967 11 282   Bill Sabatino   Colorado
1966 9   Jack Gregory   Delta State
1965 2   Jim Garcia   Purdue
1965 2   Walter Johnson   Los Angeles State
1963 2   Jim Kanicki   Michigan State
1962 2   Chuck Hinton   North Carolina Central
1961 6   Frank Parker   Oklahoma State
1961 12   Dick Lage   Lenoir-Rhyne
1960 1   Jim Houston   Ohio State
1960 2   Larry Stephens   Texas
1960 4   Jim Marshall   Ohio State
1959 1   Rich Kreitling   Illinois
1959 2   Dick Schafrath   Ohio State
1959 6   Jim Prestel   Idaho
1958 3   Buzz Guy   Duke
1957 5   Henry Jordan   Virginia
1957 17   LaVerne Torczon   Nebraska
1956 3   Bill Quinlan   Michigan State
1956 5   Frank Clarke   Colorado
1956 6   Paul Wiggin   Stanford
1956 15   Willie Davis   Grambling State
1956 16   Thurlow Cooper   Maine
1955 3   John Hall   Iowa
1955 22   Jim Greer   Elizabeth City State
1954 5   Bill Lucky   Baylor
1954 6   Jim Ray Smith   Baylor
1954 9   Tom Jones   Miami (Ohio)
1953 1   Doug Atkins   Tennessee
1953 5   Bob Van Doren   USC
1953 8   Carlton Massey   Texas
1953 15   Johnny Carson   Georgia
1952 5   Keever Jankovich   U. of Pacific
1951 3   Jerry Helluin   Tulane
1950 9   Jim Duncan   Wake Forest
1950 27   Bob Schnelker   Bowling Green State
 
 
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