The Browns drafted LSU pass rusher Barkevious Mingo at No. 6, then didn’t pick again until the third round. The second-round pick was spent on receiver Josh Gordon in last year’s supplemental draft.
McFadden (5-foot-9½, 193 pounds) fills a desperate need, as the Browns are in search of a starter to pair with Joe Haden at cornerback.
The Browns chose McFadden ahead of LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu, Connecticut cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson and quarterbacks Ryan Nassib (Syracuse) and Mike Glennon (North Carolina State).
McFadden started six games as a freshman and the rest of his career, was a captain and had eight career interceptions. He was team MVP as a senior with 61 tackles, 12 pass breakups and three interceptions.