Ben Donahue
Ben Donahue
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Over 25 years of experience in sports including coach, athletic director, game day operations, media relations, football operations, and scout. Ben currently writes for Browns Nation as well as profootballhistory.com. His first book, The Rise of Washington State University Football: The Erickson and Price Years is available through Arcadia Publishing. To read more of Ben’s work, head to donahuesports on Twitter.
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All-Time Lists

Every Browns First-Round Draft Pick Since 1999 (Complete Profiles)

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell poses for photos with Denzel Ward the fourth overall pick by the Cleveland Browns during the first round at the 2018 NFL Draft at AT&T Statium on April 26, 2018 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington Texas. Ben Donahue • 4 years ago
Draft

8 DL Prospects The Browns Could Select In The 2020 Draft (Complete Profiles)

Alabama defensive lineman Raekwon Davis (99) during the first half of the Camping World Kickoff game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Louisville Cardinals on September 01, 2018, at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, FL. Alabama defeated Louisville 51-14. Ben Donahue • 4 years ago
Browns History

Browns History: The Day Jerome Harrison Rushed for 286 Yards

Cleveland Browns running back Jerome Harrison (35) runs for a 28 yard game winning touchdown during the Browns 41-34 win over the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. Ben Donahue • 4 years ago
Daily News

Bill Callahan Could Be Browns' Most Underrated Signing This Offseason

Bill Callahan Ben Donahue • 4 years ago
Browns History

Browns History: The Strike Shortened 1982 NFL Season

A view of the NFL logo before the AFC Championship game between the Tennessee Titans and Kansas City Chiefs on January 19, 2020 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO. Ben Donahue • 4 years ago
Draft

8 WR's The Browns Could Select In The 2020 Draft (Complete Profiles)

Notre Dame wide receiver Chase Claypool (83) celebrates his touchdown reception during the college football game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Stanford Cardinal at Stanford Stadium on November 30, 2019 in Palo Alto, CA. Ben Donahue • 4 years ago
Daily News

Grading The Cleveland Browns Newly Signed Free Agents

A Cleveland Browns helmet sits on the turf prior to the preseason game against the Detroit Lions played at Cleveland Browns Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio Ben Donahue • 4 years ago
Daily News

What To Know About The New NFLPA Collective Bargaining Agreement

footballs Ben Donahue • 4 years ago
Browns History

Browns History: "Two Point Tupa" And The Two-Point Conversion

Footballs rest against the base of the goalpost prior to the pre-season game between the St. Louis Rams and the Cleveland Browns played at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, OH. St. Louis defeated Cleveland 33-14. Ben Donahue • 4 years ago
Draft

8 QB Prospects The Browns Could Draft In 2020 (Complete Profiles)

Quarterback Jake Fromm (11) of the Georgia Bulldogs passes during the SEC Championship Game between the UGA Bulldogs and the LSU Tigers on December 7, 2019 at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. Ben Donahue • 4 years ago
Daily News

3 Players The Browns Should Target In Round 2 Of The 2020 Draft

cleveland browns draft Ben Donahue • 4 years ago
Draft

8 Linebacker Prospects the Browns Could Draft In 2020 (Complete Profiles)

Kenneth Murray Ben Donahue • 4 years ago
Daily News

Should The Browns Move Up In The 2020 Draft For A Player?

Isaiah Simmons Ben Donahue • 4 years ago
Draft

8 Safety Prospects The Browns Could Draft in 2020 (Complete Profiles)

Grant Delpit Ben Donahue • 4 years ago
Daily News

Cleveland Browns Officially Hire Joe Woods As Defensive Coordinator

cleveland browns helmet Ben Donahue • 4 years ago
Draft

8 Tight End Prospects The Browns Could Draft in 2020 (Complete Profiles)

Cole Kmet Ben Donahue • 4 years ago
Daily News

Baker Mayfield On Kobe Bryant: "You Were My Idol…Period."

kobe bryant Ben Donahue • 4 years ago
Daily News

Report: Bill Callahan To Be Hired As Browns New Offensive Line Coach

Bill Callahan Ben Donahue • 4 years ago
Daily News

Chad O'Shea Hired As New Browns Receivers Coach

chad oshea Ben Donahue • 4 years ago
Draft

The Top 8 OL Prospects Of 2020 The Browns Could Draft (Complete Profiles)

andrew thomas Ben Donahue • 4 years ago
Daily News

Cleveland Browns Should be Wary of Belichick Coaching Tree

Bill belichick Ben Donahue • 4 years ago
Browns History

Browns-Bengals Matchups Continue To Showcase Disappointing Rivalry

browns bengals Ben Donahue • 4 years ago
Daily News

5 Moves The Browns Must Make To Contend In 2020

John Dorsey Ben Donahue • 4 years ago
Daily News

Is Ryan Lindley To Blame For Mayfield's Regression?

Ryan Lindley Ben Donahue • 4 years ago
Daily News

2 Former Cardinals Coaches Lead Browns In Sunday Matchup

steve wilks Ben Donahue • 4 years ago
Daily News

Former Sooners Baker Mayfield, Kyler Murray Set For Showdown

Kyler Murray Ben Donahue • 4 years ago
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell poses for photos with Denzel Ward the fourth overall pick by the Cleveland Browns during the first round at the 2018 NFL Draft at AT&T Statium on April 26, 2018 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington Texas.
All-Time Lists

Every Browns First-Round Draft Pick Since 1999 (Complete Profiles)

  After former owner Art Modell relocated the Browns (re-named the Ravens) to Baltimore... Ben Donahue • 4 years ago
Alabama defensive lineman Raekwon Davis (99) during the first half of the Camping World Kickoff game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Louisville Cardinals on September 01, 2018, at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, FL. Alabama defeated Louisville 51-14.
Draft

8 DL Prospects The Browns Could Select In The 2020 Draft (Complete Profiles)

  In 2019, the Cleveland Browns defense did not perform up to standards, contributing to... Ben Donahue • 4 years ago
Cleveland Browns running back Jerome Harrison (35) runs for a 28 yard game winning touchdown during the Browns 41-34 win over the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.
Browns History

Browns History: The Day Jerome Harrison Rushed for 286 Yards

  With each passing year the Cleveland Browns extend their long playoff drought, moving... Ben Donahue • 4 years ago
Bill Callahan
Daily News

Bill Callahan Could Be Browns' Most Underrated Signing This Offseason

  When Kevin Stefanski was hired by the Cleveland Browns as their new head coach, he mad... Ben Donahue • 4 years ago
A view of the NFL logo before the AFC Championship game between the Tennessee Titans and Kansas City Chiefs on January 19, 2020 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO.
Browns History

Browns History: The Strike Shortened 1982 NFL Season

  There’s no question that we live in strange and scary times.  The Coronaviru... Ben Donahue • 4 years ago
Notre Dame wide receiver Chase Claypool (83) celebrates his touchdown reception during the college football game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Stanford Cardinal at Stanford Stadium on November 30, 2019 in Palo Alto, CA.
Draft

8 WR's The Browns Could Select In The 2020 Draft (Complete Profiles)

  At the beginning of the 2019 season, the Cleveland Browns appeared to have a top-fligh... Ben Donahue • 4 years ago
A Cleveland Browns helmet sits on the turf prior to the preseason game against the Detroit Lions played at Cleveland Browns Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio
Daily News

Grading The Cleveland Browns Newly Signed Free Agents

  The first week of NFL free agency was, expectedly, very busy.  The Cleveland Brown... Ben Donahue • 4 years ago
footballs
Daily News

What To Know About The New NFLPA Collective Bargaining Agreement

  After months of debate, and enough opinions to make one's head swim, the NFL Player As... Ben Donahue • 4 years ago
Footballs rest against the base of the goalpost prior to the pre-season game between the St. Louis Rams and the Cleveland Browns played at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, OH. St. Louis defeated Cleveland 33-14.
Browns History

Browns History: "Two Point Tupa" And The Two-Point Conversion

With roughly a minute and a half to play in the first quarter of their September 4, 1994, Week 1 gam... Ben Donahue • 4 years ago
Quarterback Jake Fromm (11) of the Georgia Bulldogs passes during the SEC Championship Game between the UGA Bulldogs and the LSU Tigers on December 7, 2019 at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.
Draft

8 QB Prospects The Browns Could Draft In 2020 (Complete Profiles)

  In 2019, Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield started all 16 games of the seaso... Ben Donahue • 4 years ago
cleveland browns draft
Daily News

3 Players The Browns Should Target In Round 2 Of The 2020 Draft

  Ever since the 2019 season ended, it has been widely speculated that the Cleveland Bro... Ben Donahue • 4 years ago
Kenneth Murray
Draft

8 Linebacker Prospects the Browns Could Draft In 2020 (Complete Profiles)

  A position of relative strength in 2019, the Cleveland Browns linebacking core may be... Ben Donahue • 4 years ago
Isaiah Simmons
Daily News

Should The Browns Move Up In The 2020 Draft For A Player?

  As the calendar gets closer to April, NFL teams are getting ready to play another game... Ben Donahue • 4 years ago
Grant Delpit
Draft

8 Safety Prospects The Browns Could Draft in 2020 (Complete Profiles)

  Entering the 2019 NFL season, the Browns appeared loaded with safeties who could deliv... Ben Donahue • 4 years ago
cleveland browns helmet
Daily News

Cleveland Browns Officially Hire Joe Woods As Defensive Coordinator

  With the 49ers loss to the Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV, Joe Woods officially became the B... Ben Donahue • 4 years ago
Cole Kmet
Draft

8 Tight End Prospects The Browns Could Draft in 2020 (Complete Profiles)

  Looking ahead to the 2020 draft, the Cleveland Browns may be in need of a tight end.&n... Ben Donahue • 4 years ago
kobe bryant
Daily News

Baker Mayfield On Kobe Bryant: "You Were My Idol…Period."

  The sports world was rocked Sunday by the sudden news that NBA legend Kobe Bryant had... Ben Donahue • 4 years ago
Bill Callahan
Daily News

Report: Bill Callahan To Be Hired As Browns New Offensive Line Coach

  New Cleveland Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski’s coaching staff is taking shape wit... Ben Donahue • 4 years ago
chad oshea
Daily News

Chad O'Shea Hired As New Browns Receivers Coach

  New Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski's staff is one step closer to completion. ... Ben Donahue • 4 years ago
andrew thomas
Draft

The Top 8 OL Prospects Of 2020 The Browns Could Draft (Complete Profiles)

  With the advent of the new year, it’s time to make some new resolutions for 2020. &n... Ben Donahue • 4 years ago
Bill belichick
Daily News

Cleveland Browns Should be Wary of Belichick Coaching Tree

  After weeks of speculation, the news officially came from the Browns Sunday night.... Ben Donahue • 4 years ago
browns bengals
Browns History

Browns-Bengals Matchups Continue To Showcase Disappointing Rivalry

  On December 8, the Browns defeated their cross-state rivals, the Cincinnati Bengals, 2... Ben Donahue • 4 years ago
John Dorsey
Daily News

5 Moves The Browns Must Make To Contend In 2020

  There’s no sugarcoating it. The 2019 season was a huge disappointment for the Cle... Ben Donahue • 4 years ago
Ryan Lindley
Daily News

Is Ryan Lindley To Blame For Mayfield's Regression?

  When a season that began with high expectations and a ton of hope comes crashing down,... Ben Donahue • 4 years ago
steve wilks
Daily News

2 Former Cardinals Coaches Lead Browns In Sunday Matchup

  When the Cleveland Browns take the field in Arizona this Sunday, they will be led by t... Ben Donahue • 4 years ago
Kyler Murray
Daily News

Former Sooners Baker Mayfield, Kyler Murray Set For Showdown

  This Sunday’s game will have the unique distinction of a showdown between the past t... Ben Donahue • 4 years ago