With the No. 26 choose in the 2021 NFL Draft, the Cleveland
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Just after a lengthier wait than their admirers have turn out to be accustomed to, the choose is in. With the No. 26 decide in the 2021 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns selected Northwestern cornerback Greg Newsome II.
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A single of the draft’s most important risers for the duration of his junior season, Newsome could make an quick impact in a Browns secondary that now features cornerbacks Denzel Ward, Greedy Williams and Troy Hill. Each Ward and Williams have battled injuries all over their NFL occupations, when Hill comes in Cleveland most effective suited to enjoy nickel.
Appearing in four online games with the Wildcats throughout a shortened 2020 time, the 6-foot-1, 190-pound Newsome totaled 9 move defenses and one interception, while grading as Professional Football Focus’ No. 30 cornerback in the region.
When Newsome profiled as a organic healthy for the Browns thanks to his situation and potential, it remained unclear whether or not he’d still be accessible when Cleveland manufactured its initially decide on of the night time at No. 26. An unforeseen operate on linebackers in the late-teenagers, nonetheless, helped drive down Newsome, who wound up being the fourth cornerback chosen in the very first spherical, at the rear of Jaycee Horn (Carolina Panthers), Patrick Surtain II (Denver Broncos) and Caleb Farley (Tennessee Titans).
When Thursday night’s initially spherical was a slow night for the Browns, who have develop into accustomed to picking increased in the draft, that may perhaps not be the circumstance on Friday. Now, Cleveland enters Day 2 with three picks, which include a single in the second spherical (No. 59 all round) and two in the third round (No. 89 and No. 91).