NFL Draft: Who did the Browns pick?

Posted at 7:59 PM, Apr 27, 2017

The Cleveland Browns used their No. 1 pick to select Myles Garrett, and drafted a quarterback, and kicker and other positions over the three-day 2017 NFL Draft.


Pick 1: Myles Garrett

The Browns bolstered their defense in a big way to kick off the 2017 NFL Draft, selecting Texas A&M’s Myles Garrett with the No. 1 pick.

Garrett, an athletic 6-foot-4, 272-pound defensive end, became just the fourth defensive player to be selected with the No. 1 pick in the last 17 years and the 20th since the draft started in 1936.

The Browns hold 10 more picks in the 2017 draft, including No. 12 in tonight's first round and three others in the top 65.

Pick 2: Jabrill Peppers

The Browns on Thursday selected Michigan safety Jabrill Peppers with the No. 25 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Peppers was a jack of all trades for the Wolverines, playing at linebacker, safety, running back, kick returner and punt returner. He was the Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 2015 and collected the Paul Hornung Award -- given to college football's most versatile player -- this past season. He was the Big Ten's Linebacker of the Year and made the first team after collecting 72 tackles, 16 for loss,  four sacks and an interception.

Pick 3: David Njoku

The Browns have selected former Miami tight end David Njoku with the 29th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. 

Njoku, widely considered one of the best players in this year's draft class, caught 64 passes for 1,060 yards and nine touchdowns in two seasons with the Hurricanes. 



Pick 4: DeShone Kizer

On Friday the Brown selected quarterback DeShone Kizer of Notre Dame with the 52nd pick of the 2017 NFL Draft. The 6-foot-4, 233-pound Kizer struggled last season for the Fighting Irish, but the Browns are intrigued with his size, arm and upside.

On Thursday, Sashi Brown, the team's head of football operations, said the team didn't want to "force" picking a quarterback and would wait for the right moment to grab one. Kizer might not be their future, but he at least gives the Browns another option along with Brock Osweiler, Cody Kessler and Kevin Hogan.

Pick 5: Larry Ogunjobi

With the 65th pick, the Browns selected Larry Ogunjobi, defensive tackle of Charlotte. At 6-foot-3 and 305 pounds, Ogunjobi "started 46 games the past four seasons and compiled 217 tackles with 49 for loss and 13 sacks," says Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal.

“Larry Ogunjobi from Charlotte definitely has a chance to emerge as a potential starter,” Senior Bowl Executive Director Phil Savage told the Akron Beacon Journal before the draft. “He’s got a lot of upside potential.”


Pick 6: Howard Wilson

Wilson, a defensive back from Houston, was picked at No. 126 overall. He stands 6-foot-1 and weighs 184 pounds.

Pick 7: Roderick Johnson

The Browns selected the Florida State offensive tackle with the No. 160 overall pick. He stands 6-foot-7 and weighs 298 pounds.

Pick 8: Caleb Brantley

The Cleveland Browns raised some eyebrows by using the first pick of the sixth round (No. 185 overall) on Florida defensive tackle Caleb Brantley, who is facing a domestic battery charge.

According to a Gainesville police affidavit, Brantley and Chelsea Austin were arguing shortly after 2 a.m. April 13 when she pushed him. The affidavit says Brantley responded by hitting the woman in the face, knocking her out and dislodging a tooth.

Brantley is 6-foot-3 and weighs 307 pounds.

Florida declared for the NFL following his junior season. He led the Gators with 9 ½ tackles for loss and had 2 ½ sacks.

Pick 9: Zane Gonzalez

The Browns selected Arizona State kicker Zane Gonzalez in the seventh round with the 224th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. Gonzalez is 6 feet tall and weighs 202 pounds.

Pick 10: Matthew Dayes

The Browns on Saturday selected North Carolina State running back Matthew Dayes in the seventh round with the 252nd pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

ROUNDUP: Browns finish 2017 NFL Draft with 10 new additions to growing roster