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2013 NFL Draft: Cleveland Browns pick DE Armonty Bryant at No. 217 Overall

Joe Robbins

Defense, defense and more defense.

With the No. 217 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns selected DE Armonty Bryant from East Central University in Oklahoma.

NFL Combine Results:

  • 40 Yard Dash: 4.86 seconds
  • Vertical: 31.5"
  • Broad Jump: 118''
  • 3 Cone Drill: 7.32 seconds
  • 20 Yard Shuttle: 5.00 seconds

Here's Bryant's scouting report from National Football Post:

Long athlete with sneaky quickness off the ball. Set ECU's all-time sack record. Can play standing up as an outside linebacker in 3-4 defense and also play defensive end in 4-3 scheme. Explosive off the ball with long stride. Plays with good leverage and can control the blocker with arms measuring over 35 inches. Has strong hands to stack and shed. Quick arm over move. Has very good speed and can close quickly to the football. Is a good athlete and looks natural in space. Can track and catch the ball carrier from behind. Has a knack for causing turnovers. Needs to get stronger in his upper body. Not a dominant tackler. Reaches for too many tackles instead of running through the ball carrier. Small school player who has huge upside. His natural pass rush skills will allow him to play as a rookie. With solid coaching, Bryant should be a starter by year 2 in the NFL. Overall, I expect some team to take a gamble on Bryant in the late 3rd or 4th round because players with natural pass rush skills and good athleticism are hard to find.

What do you think of Armonty Bryant and the pick at No. 217?