The Cleveland Browns have 11 picks in the 2017 NFL Draft including two first round selections. This is more draft capital than any other franchise. The team with the most draft picks usually makes the playoffs.

Since 1994, when the draft was shortened to seven rounds, there have been 33 teams that had the most draft picks in a year – there were ties in some drafts. Of those teams 23 made the playoffs in the next three seasons.

Technically, not counting the Browns the last two years because they haven’t had three seasons to make the playoffs puts the number at 23 out of 31 teams to reach the postseason in the first three years after having the most draft picks.

Cleveland as multiple picks in nearly every round and an analytics minded front office. Unless the Browns completely whiff history suggests there is a good chance the franchise could be back in the playoffs in the next three years.

Did the team with the most draft picks make the playoffs in the next 3 years?

YearTeamPlayoffs in Next 3 Years?
2016Browns-
2015Browns-
2014JetsNo
49ersNo
2013PackersYes
49ersYes
SeahawksYes
2012BrownsNo
2011RedskinsYes
2010EaglesYes
2009CowboysYes
PatriotsYes
2008BearsYes
ChiefsYes
2007FalconsYes
PackersYes
JaguarsYes
RaidersNo
2006PackersYes
2005BuccaneersYes
2004TitansNo
2003BearsYes
2002TexansNo
2001BillsNo
SeahawksNo
2000BrownsYes
PackersYes
1999BearsYes
1998JetsYes
1997DolphinsYes
1996PatriotsYes
1995ChargersYes
1994BillsYes