Slaughter suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon in the third game of 2012. He graduated and is working on a master’s degree.
Slaughter (6-foot, 195 pounds) has position versatility, playing cornerback, safety and linebacker at Notre Dame. The Browns have a potential opening at free safety, where Tashaun Gipson is penciled in as the starter.
NFL Network’s Mike Mayock, who broadcasts Notre Dame games, called Slaughter a “really good story.”
“This is true value for the Cleveland Browns,” Mayock said. “It’s an excellent pick.”