Browns stay defensive on third day of NFL draft
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Cleveland Browns stayed defensive on the third day of the NFL draft, selecting Miami cornerback Sheldrick Redwine and Alabama linebacker Mack Wilson.
Looking to add depth and toughness, general manager John Dorsey used his first four picks on defensive players.
On Friday, the Browns, who didn’t have a first-round pick after trading it to the Giants in the deal for star receiver Odell Beckham Jr., selected LSU cornerback Greedy Williams and BYU linebacker Sione Takitaki.
Redwine began his college career as a cornerback before moving to safety. Last season, he had three interceptions in 13 starts. He’s the sixth former Hurricanes player on Cleveland’s roster.
Browns director of college scouting Steve Malin said Redwine can play both safety spots.
Mack was ranked among the top linebackers by most analysts and projected to go much earlier than pick No. 155. He had 71 tackles last season for the Crimson Tide.
With their second pick in the fifth round, the Browns picked Oklahoma kicker Austin Seibert, the leading scorer in school and Big 12 history. Seibert will provide competition to incumbent kicker Greg Joseph.
Cleveland picked Southeast Missouri state tackle Drew Forbes in the sixth round and concluded the three-day draft by selecting another defensive player, Tulane cornerback Donnie Lewis Jr.