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Browns take troubled Brantley, may release him

Caleb Brantley, the ex-Florida DT facing a simple battery charge, was drafted by the Browns in the sixth round Saturday but then was told the team may release him.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Browns took Florida defensive tackle Caleb Brantley in the sixth round. Brantley has a pending misdemeanor battery charge after he was accused of hitting a woman in a Gainesville, Fla., bar April 13. Brantley declined a settlement offer earlier this week, according to reports from Florida.

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Browns open Round 6 with DT Brantley

When his motor is on, Caleb Brantley is one of the quickest and most disruptive three-techniques in the class. He has excellent first-step quickness, is a polished hand fighter and more disruptive as a pass-rusher than his stats indicate. Lack of effort is a concern, and he doesn't always maximize his talent. On April 24, Brantley was charged with misdemeanor simple battery.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Browns second-round pick DeShone Kizer and third round pick Larry Ogunjobi sport the jerseys after their initial news conference with the Cleveland Browns.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

DeShone Kizer said going through the experience of being the QB at Notre Dame is his biggest asset. He added of being a second-round pick: "I'm in the right place for a reason."

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Browns add powerful OT

With 36-inch inch arms and good initial quickness, Roderick Johnson pushes speed rushers past the pocket and gets good initial surge in the run game when his technique is sound. But he's a waist bender with below-average lower-body flexibility.

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Spain and Kate on the NFL Draft

Sarah Spain and Kate Fagan look back at the NFL Draft and speak with Jeff Dickerson, Mo Egger and Aaron Goldhammer about their teams efforts.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Browns added offensive line depth by taking tackle Brad Johnson of Florida State after another trade up. Johnson came out early, a decision some scouts did not support. He stands 6-foot-7, weighs 298 pounds and played left tackle for the Seminoles.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Steelers just drafted QB Joshua Dobbs, which sets up the Week 17 annual matchup of third-string quarterbacks in Pittsburgh against the Browns. This season it'll be Joshua Dobbs and DeShone Kizer.

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After appearing in just three games in 2015 before a season-ending injury, Howard Wilson bounced back strong last season to rank second in the AAC in interceptions (5) and fourth in pass breakups (10). He left Houston with nine career picks.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Browns added depth to a position that needs depth when they traded up to take CB Howard Wilson of Houston. The Browns gave up two fifth-round picks to Denver to get fourth- and seventh-round picks.

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Browns tab corner in Round 4

There's a lot to like about Howard Wilson's frame, short-area cover skills, ability to play the ball and willingness to step up in run support. He needs to get stronger and improve his recognition in coverage, though, and he doesn't have great top-end speed.

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Browns' draft hinges on success of Kizer (2:08)
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Kizer brings excitement to Cleveland (0:54)

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Larry Ogunjobi is the first player ever drafted from Charlotte in its brief program history, which started in 2013 and joined FBS two years later. He'll be a welcome addition to a Browns defense that allowed the NFL's second most rush yards last season (2,283).

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

The deal that got the Titans All-Pro RT Jack Conklin in 2016 meant they sat out the just-completed second round. The Titans got Conklin (at No. 8) and No. 176, which they traded. Cleveland got a couple Colemans -- No. 15 WR Corey Coleman and No. 76 OT Shon Coleman -- as well as No. 52 this year, Notre Dame QB DeShone Kizer.

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Browns add interior DL Larry Ogunjobi

The Browns begin the third round selecting a disruptive interior defensive tackle in Ogunjobi, who has a good combination of quickness and power.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

The pick of QB DeShone Kizer changes the feel of this draft. The Browns have a young quarterback to groom and help grow to go with three talented players taken in the first round. There were points of last season that the combination of Myles Garrett and Kizer would have thrilled people. There's no reason it shouldn't be a reason for excitement now.

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Toledo, Ohio native DeShone Kizer joins a group of Buckeye State QBs drafted by the Browns that includes Bernie Kosar, Brady Quinn and Charlie Frye.

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Do the Browns finally have their answer at QB? (0:46)

Team Stats

Passing Yards204.028th
Rushing Yards107.019th
Points For16.531st
Points Against28.330th