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History of the 31st pick in the draft

The Cleveland Browns re-entered the NFL for the 1999 season to give the league 31 teams for the first time. Here is the complete history of the 31st pick of the first round, which is the selection the Steelers own in the 2011 NFL Draft.

YearPlayerPosTeam
2010Jerry HughesDEindianapolis
2009Chris "Beanie" WellsRBArizona
2008Choice forfeited*New England
2007Greg OlsenTEChicago
2006Kelly JenningsCBSeattle
2005Mike PattersonDTPhiladelphia
2004Rashaun WoodsWRSan Francisco
2003Nnamdi AsomughaCBOakland
2002Robert ThomasLBSt. Louis
2001Todd HeapTEBaltimore
2000Trung CandidateRBSt. Louis
1999Al WilsonLBDenver

*_Choice was forfeited as part of the NFL's punishment of New England for a violation of the league rule prohibiting the videotaping of the opposing team's sideline.

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