The Cleveland Browns signed their two of their twelve draft picks on Thursday; first it was TE Randall Telfer, and then a little bit later, it was OLB Nate Orchard. Taken in the 2nd round at No. 51 overall, Telfer agreed to a four-year deal. According to Aaron Wilson on Twitter, Orchard's contract will be worth $4.466 million, with a $1.508 million signing bonus.
Orchard was the team's first pick of the second round. At 6-4, 255 pounds, Orchard will wear No. 48. Cleveland was originally on the clock at No. 43 overall in the second round, but traded back because they felt Orchard would still be available at No. 51, despite having 18.5 sacks last season. GM Ray Farmer was right, and by moving back eight spots, he got his player and helped set up the accumulation of a few more picks:
Cleveland traded 2.43 to Houston (Benardrick McKinney) and got five picks - Orchard, Mayle, Malcolm Johnson, Randall Telfer, Ifo Ekpre-Olomu— Dan Kadar (@MockingTheDraft) May 7, 2015
If you haven't watched the video of when Orchard received the news that he'd been drafted by the Browns, check it out now. You can get an immediate sense of the maturity factor the Browns' front office liked about Orchard, who was mentored by now-teammate Paul Kruger last year.