June 30, 2016

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Browns Notes: Fourth-round pick Derrick Kindred played senior season with broken collarbone; CB Jamar Taylor acquired from Dolphins

BEREA — When perusing the bio sheet of Browns fourth-round draft pick Derrick Kindred, the typical information jumps out. He had a productive career and senior season — finishing with 87 tackles, three pass breakups and two interceptions — at Texas Christian and was considered one of the top defensive backs in the Big 12 Read More…

NFL Draft: Browns picks say change is coming; coach Hue Jackson says 14-player class will start to put “stamp” on what team’s about

BEREA — Decked out in suits with shiny Browns pins on their lapels, the team’s first five draft picks sat behind a podium Saturday afternoon with their families watching feet away. The optimism was obvious. “You can tell that a change is coming,” said outside linebacker Emmanuel Ogbah, the second-round pick who had 24 sacks Read More…

Browns focus on pass rush

BEREA — Day 2 of the NFL Draft had a bit of everything for the Browns on Friday night. Including a quarterback. The Browns took two pass rushers, an offensive lineman and made their third trade of the draft. Then they finished the busy night by drafting USC quarterback Cody Kessler with the No. 93 Read More…

(UPDATED) NFL Draft, Day 2: Browns bide their time, take Southern Cal quarterback Cody Kessler with 93rd pick

BEREA — Coach Hue Jackson always planned to add a quarterback in the draft. The one he landed was a surprise to many outside of Browns headquarters. After passing on bigger names with bigger bodies and bigger arms, the Browns selected USC quarterback Cody Kessler with the No. 93 pick near the end of the Read More…

Future wide open for Browns

BEREA — When the trades stopped, the Browns chose Baylor receiver Corey Coleman. He won the Biletnikoff Award in 2015 as college football’s top receiver and totaled a school-record 33 touchdown catches in three seasons. He has elite speed and jumping ability and fills a giant need for a Browns roster lacking playmakers. The Browns Read More…

(UPDATED) Browns trade down to No. 15, then take speedy Baylor WR Corey Coleman

BEREA — The Browns were slow to make their first pick of the NFL Draft, trading down twice and from No. 2 to No. 15. When they finally picked, they went fast. The Browns took lightning-quick Baylor receiver Corey Coleman with the 15th pick Thursday night. He was the first receiver taken, the Browns’ top Read More…

NFL Draft: Scott Petrak’s top of the class

Browns reporter Scott Petrak identifies what he thinks are the top picks at every position: OFFENSE Quarterbacks Jared Goff, California: A natural thrower with good downfield accuracy and excellent movement skills in the pocket. At 6-foot-4, 215 pounds, could stand to add about 15 pounds of muscle but projects as a successful starter. Carson Wentz, North Read More…

Browns new regime gets shot at first NFL Draft tonight

The NFL Draft doesn’t begin until tonight at 8, but the new Browns regime already made its first big decision. The bold move last week to trade the No. 2 pick for picks in the next three drafts leaves the Browns with 12 selections this year, including six in the top 100, starting with No. Read More…

Scott Petrak’s 2016 NFL mock draft

Los Angeles — Jared Goff, QB, California Rams traded up from No. 15 to grab their franchise QB. Philadelphia — Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota State Browns dealt this pick after deciding extra picks were more valuable than Wentz. San Diego — Jalen Ramsey, DB, Florida State Chargers go with a great athlete over an Read More…

NFL Draft 2016: Boise State LB Correa could be pass-rushing fit with Browns

Boise State’s Kamalei Correa uses a swim move to blow past the BYU guard, then strips the quarterback. A little while later, he sees an opening and bursts to the QB for a sack after initially being stopped. Explosive plays like these have been far too sporadic for the Browns, which is why they’re again Read More…