The Cleveland Browns bolstered their secondary by selecting the Northwestern cornerback 26th overall.
With how everything fell before them, the Cleveland Browns had their choice of multiple impact defensive players. Their choice? Northwestern cornerback Greg Newsome.
With Greg Newsome now in the fold, the Cleveland Browns secondary is coming together nicely. Cleveland already had Denzel Ward as lockdown option before the offseason. The Browns added John Johnson and Troy Hill to improve that group. Newsome’s selection will add depth to start and eventually allow everyone to play in their best position.
Greg Newsome only accumulated 1 interception during his time in college and 20 pass defenses. The one knock on him is that he missed quite a few games during his time at Northwestern. The difference between Newsome and someone like Caleb Farley is the type and severity of the injuries. While this is something to monitor and be careful with going forward, considering him injury prone is premature at this time.
The Browns hold picks 59, 89, and 91 in rounds 2 and 3. Cleveland would be wise to consider some movement in order to acquire some blue chip players who are still on the board. Acquiring another impact starter would be a huge win for Andrew Berry and the Cleveland Browns.