With the No. 241 pick in the Cleveland Browns selected CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu (5-9, 192 lbs) out of Oregon., the
This sounds like a tremendous value pick for the Browns in their final pick of the draft. If he had been healthy, Ekpre-Olomu could have been a legitimate second-round talent. CBS Sports' Dane Bruglar projected him to be a 3rd-4th round pick. Here is what Bruglar said about Ekpre-Olomu:
A three-time All-Pac 12 First Teamer, Ekpre-Olomu put himself on the NFL radar with an All-American sophomore season in 2012 with consistent production the past three seasons, starting 40 straight games as one of Oregon’s defensive leaders. However, he enters the NFL as damaged goods after his Dec. 2014 knee injury, which he suffered during practice leading up to the College Football Playoffs. Ekpre-Olomu isn’t an elite size/speed athlete, which shows against taller targets, but he has the short-area quickness, body twitch and instincts to be a blanket cover man. He is tough at the point of attack with the read-and-drive burst to arrive with physicality in the run game. A top-40 pick when healthy, Ekpre-Olomu’s knee status will eventually dictate where he lands in the draft – projects as a rookie nickelback who can also start on the outside in the future.
Brent Sobleski has a good idea for the Browns: redshift Ekpre-Olomu like they did CB Pierre Desir last year, and see if Ekpre-Olomu can contribute in 2016.
Redshirt year for Ifo Ekpre-Olomu. Let him heal all season, & Browns *might* get another first-round caliber CB prospect on roster next year— Brent Sobleski (@brentsobleski) May 2, 2015
What do you think, Browns fans?