Legendary Cleveland Browns coach Paul Brown decided he had to find Otto Grahams successor in 1952.With his first-round pick in the NFL draft, Brown chose quarterback Harry Agganis, the son of poor immigrants and a standout at Boston University. Agganis was a bit of a legend in Boston. A multi-sport high school star in West Lynn, Massachusetts, he was recruited by 75 colleges but chose BU so he could be near his cheap nfl jerseys widowed mother.His play drew crowds where there had been none and caught the attention of the NFLs greatest coach. While some compared Agganis to Sid Luckman and Sammy Baugh, Brown merely said Agganis would succeed Graham.He decided instead to join the Boston Red Sox for less money, saying he had proven himself in football and he wanted to prove himself in baseball. The tale took place in a different era in the NFL. The draft was not the colossal show it is now, and research on players was minuscule compared to today. But Agganis is a cautionary tale both about first-round picks and about quarterbacks. Even with the smartest minds at work, it sometimes does not work out, and the Browns have proven that in their 67 years in the NFL.Through the teams history, its success with quarterbacks has been marred by missteps and pratfalls, by bad luck and misfortune, and by lack of commitment to what is the most important position on the field.Its easy to look at the Browns' history since 1999 and find failure at the position. In reality, the Browns' entire history with the draft and quarterbacks has not been stellar wholesale soccer jerseys and only highlights the importance of the Browns getting it right Thursday when they will no doubt select a quarterback with the first overall pick. This is a team that has never really found and/or committed to a player as its franchise quarterback in the regular draft. None of its best quarterbacks came via the regular draft.Bernie Kosar is the one player the team found and committed to, but he came via machinations that put him in the supplemental draft. It cost a future first-round pick to bring him to Cleveland, but he did not come in the regular cheap nba jerseys china draft.Graham, the greatest quarterback in Browns history, joined the team as a free agent out of Northwestern when the Browns were in the All America Football Conference.Brian Sipe came in the 13th round, Bill Nelsen was acquired via trade from Pittsburgh, and Frank Ryan was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams. Tim Couch was a first overall pick, but he lasted five seasons of painful expansion football; its impossible to look at Couch now and not feel that he deserved better. The Browns history of drafting quarterbacks has produced only two outstanding players, and the teams history of "committing" to top quarterbacks shows that it hasnt.Since 1950, the Browns have drafted 49 quarterbacks, eight in the first round, with four of those first-rounders taken since 1999. Of the eight, only Kosar has been successful; he led the Browns to three AFC Championship Games.Sipe, a 13th-round choice in 1972 and the teams all-time leader in passing yards,guided the Browns in the Kardiac Kids era in the 1980s.The Browns twice drafted quarterbacks cheap nhl jerseys supply first overall: Couch in 1999 and Bobby Garrett in 1954.Garretts was an interesting choice, coming after the Browns went 11-1 and played for the NFL championship. Garretts selection and what happened after shows how different the draft was in the fledgling days of the Browns in the NFL.The draft in those years was based on a lottery, which the Browns won. Garrett was the consensus best pick after an All-America career at Stanford.