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Browns were once on wrong end of best player traded in NFL history

The Cleveland Browns signaled their intent to the rest of the NFL when they completed a deal to acquire wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. in early March.

Beckham has yet to play a down for the Browns, but if things work out over the next few years the trade could down as one of the best in league history.

The topic of the best traded players in league history was the focus of a column last week by Elliot Harrison at, and the No. 1 player on that list should come as no surprised to longtime Browns fans:

Paul Warfield, receiver - Traded from: Browns to Dolphins, 1970: Warfield was coming off consecutive Pro Bowl seasons when he was dealt to the Dolphins, as scary as any receiver in pro football.