The Browns have struggled mostly to find top of the line starters at the cornerback position. There’s a reason that Tom Heckert drafted Joe Haden and traded for Sheldon Brown when he arrived in Cleveland. And for as much complaining as some fans do about Sheldon Brown, he has brought a lot to the table for the Browns in coverage. It seems that sometimes corners do get beaten, but that just isn’t acceptable for the guy who gets thrown at opposite Joe Haden, I guess. Anyway, on with the list.
Joe Haden ran away with the first place voting. He had over 2800 votes and Leigh Bodden was second with 236. The second place voting was pretty tight between Leigh Bodden and Daylon McCutcheon. Bodden edged him out with 882 to 788.
One of the biggest disappointments on this list is Gary Baxter. With his injuries soon after arriving in Cleveland, he couldn’t compete for the top of this list. By all accounts prior to those catastrophic injuries where he blew out both knees on the same play, he would have easily been able to be one of the best Browns cornerbacks since 1999.