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It is Saturday, and that means rounds 4-7 of the 2016 NFL Draft will take place for the Cleveland Browns and the rest of the teams in the NFL. The action starts at 12:00 PM ET, and teams will have 5 minutes to make their selections (supplemental picks will last 4 minutes).

We will have all of your Browns-related coverage on the draft here at Dawgs By Nature throughout the weekend. There will be individual posts about each draft pick that Cleveland makes, or any other relevant news. This thread will act as a "live blog" of sorts, with short one-liners about the latest small rumors, picks, or trades involving Cleveland or other NFL teams. You should also use the comments section as your NFL Draft open thread! (Newest updates will be at the top of the live blog below)

Browns NFL Draft Live Blog

6:45 PM: Our open thread for undrafted free agents is now live! Go here for that.

6:40 PM: At No. 250, the Browns' final selection of the draft was LB Scooby Wright. Here is our post on him. The Browns originally had No. 223, but swapped picks with Miami, acquiring veteran CB Jamar Taylor in the process.

3:39 PM: At No. 173, the Cleveland Browns took CB Trey Caldwell. Our post on him is here. The Browns have the 6th round off (for now) and will be up next at the beginning of the 7th round, pick No. 223.

3:32 PM: At No. 172, the Cleveland Browns selected WR Rashard Higgins, a second round projected player. Our post on him is here.

3:23 PM: At No. 168, the Cleveland Browns took OG Spencer Drango. Here is my post on him. They've got two more picks coming up at No. 172 and No. 173.

2:56 PM: As I just posted on our Twitter feed...

2:50 PM: PFF really loves the selection of WR Jordan Payton, who their analytics had a very high grade on:

(154). Cleveland Browns: Jordan Payton, WR, UCLA

Payton had the second-highest overall PFF grade among WRs in the draft class this season, playing 890 snaps and showing well in most areas. It’s tough to identify anything he does that’s special, but equally difficult to identify holes in his game, and at this point in the draft he’s a solid option.

2:47 PM: Here is what PFF said about TE Seth DeValve:

(138). Cleveland Browns: Seth DeValve, WR/TE, Princeton - DeValve is 245 pounds, so he’ll most likely line up at tight end. He finished his career at Princeton with 122 receptions which put him 10th all-time in school history

2:45 PM: Here is what PFF said about S Derrick Kindred:

(129). Cleveland Browns: Derrick Kindred, S, TCU

Kindred was the 22nd-highest graded Power-5 safety last season with positive grades in both coverage and run defense. He yielded only 18 of 39 targets into his coverage for 264 yards while breaking up three passes and intercepting two others. He had a bit of an issue with tackling, missing 15 in 91 attempts.

2:43 PM: So.many.picks! At No. 154, the Cleveland Browns drafted another wide receiver in Jordan Payton, their first pick of the fifth round. Our post on him is up here. We've got three more fifth-round picks coming up -- No. 168, No. 172, and No. 173.

2:13 PM: At No. 138 overall, the Cleveland Browns selected TE Seth DeValve. Our post on him is up here; we pick next in the fifth round at No. 154.

1:44 PM: At No. 129 overall, the Cleveland Browns selected S Derrick Kindred. Our post on him is up here. That was the team's third fourth-round pick; their final fourth-round pick comes up at pick No. 138 in just a bit.

1:25 PM: Here is what PFF says about the selection of WR Ricardo Louis:

(114). Cleveland Browns: Ricardo Louis, WR, Auburn

Auburn was one of the most run-heavy offenses in the FBS last year, but when they did throw the ball Louis was extremely productive. His 3.51 yards per route run last year were the seventh-most in college football, but unfortunately he only ran 204 routes all season.

1:22 PM: Picks are moving fast-and-furious now, so we can't cover them all. But the Cincinnati Bengals just got DT Andrew Billings at No. 122. Billings was thought by some to be a first-round pick but kept on falling. The Browns are coming up next at No. 129, still in the fourth round.

1:01 PM: At No. 114, the Browns selected WR Ricardo Louis. Our post on him is up here.

12:46 PM: Here is what PFF says about the selection of LB Joe Schobert:

(99). Cleveland Browns: Joe Schobert, LB, Wisconsin

Schobert was identified as one of our top-10 sleeper picks for the draft. He had the third-highest grade of any edge player in the class, but his size might force him to inside linebacker for the Browns. One of the best block shedders in the class.

12:27 PM: Let's get you caught up with the No. 99 and No. 100 picks. At No. 99, the Browns selected LB Joe Schobert. Our post on him is up here. The Browns then traded pick No. 100 to the Raiders (who selected QB Connor Cook). The Browns will be on the clock at No. 114 shortly and also added a fifth-round pick; the parameters of that trade are here.

11:05 AM: Former Brown and Buckeye offensive lineman LeCharles Bentley raved about new Browns OT Shon Coleman back in November, as Bleacher Report's Matt Miller pointed out of Twitter this morning.

11:00 AM: A reminder, the Browns have a ton of picks to work with today.

9:40 AM: Here are some "best available players available" resources for your reading pleasure:

9:20 AM: For reference, three of our five picks were on the tracker originally. QB Cody Kessler, WR Corey Coleman, and DE Emmanuel Ogbah were on it. DE Carl Nassib and OT Shon Coleman were not on it.

9:15 AM: Remember our Browns' interest / visit tracker leading up to the draft? Here is an updated version below, listing the players that are remaining heading into round four. I will not be updating it as Day 3 goes along.

Listed below, you will find a table that lists the players that the Browns have supposedly met with or scouted from either a visit to Berea, a private workout/meeting, or some other way. The list is not comprehensive, as I'm sure the team has scouted more players who aren't listed here. These are the ones who have supposedly been confirmed by media sources. The "other" category includes reported connections at the NFL Combine, Pro Days, or other miscellaneous things that don't fit in the other categories. The "projected round" data comes from Dane Bruglar's 2016 NFL Draft Guide.

Pos Player School Projected Round Visits to Berea
Private Workouts
Other*
QB Connor Cook
Michigan State
2-3
x
x
x
QB Dak Prescott
Mississippi State
4-5


x
QB Kevin Hogan
Stanford
5-6
x


RB Tyler Ervin
San Jose State
4-5
x

FB Glenn Gronkowski
Kansas State
7
x

WR Mike Thomas
Southern Miss
4-5
x


WR Jay Lee
Baylor
6
x


WR Robby Anderson
Temple
7
x


WR Greg Coble
Lindenwood
7


x
TE Adam Fuehne Southern Illinois 5

x
TE David Grinnage N.C. State 7

x
TE Terenn Houk
BYU
7


x
TE J.P. Holtz
Pittsburgh
7
x


OT Alex Lewis
Nebraska
5-6


x
OT Lars Hanson
Sacramento State
7


x
OT Jordan Swindle
Kentucky
7
x


OT Adam Redmond Harvard 7

x
OL Anthony Latina John Carroll 7

x
DT Matt Ioannidis
Temple
3-4


x
DE Dadi Nicolas
Virgina Tech
5


x
DT Trevon Coley
Florida Atlantic
6-7


x
DE Mike Rose
N.C. State
7


x
DT David Moala
Utah State
7


x
ILB Kentrell Brothers
Missouri
2-3


x
ILB Steven Daniels Boston College 6-7
x
ILB Deon King Norfolk State 7 x

ILB James Burgess
Louisville
7

x

OLB Nick Kwiatkoski
West Virginia 4-5


x
OLB Jatavis Brown
Akron
5
x


OLB Aaron Wallace
UCLA
5
x


OLB De'Vondre Campbell
Minnesota
6


x
S Tyvis Powell
Ohio State 4-5


x
S Miles Killebrew
Southern Utah
5

x
x
S Will Parks
Arizona
5
x


S Kent London SE Oklahoma St. 7
x

CB Maurice Canady
Virginia
4


x
CB Donte Deayon
Boise State
7


x
CB Tracy Howard
Miami
7
x


K Ben Deighton
Eastern Kentucky
7


x

9:00 AM: Here are the draft picks the Cleveland Browns have left today:

  • 4th Round: No. 99 overall (1st of the round)
  • 4th Round: No. 100 overall (2nd of the round)
  • 4th Round: No. 129 overall (31st of the round)
  • 4th Round: No. 138 overall (40th of the round)
  • 5th Round: No. 168 overall (31st of the round)
  • 5th Round: No. 172 overall (35th of the round)
  • 5th Round: No. 173 overall (36th of the round)
  • 7th Round: No. 223 overall (2nd of the round)

Keep in mind that teams will still be busy immediately following the draft trying to sign undrafted free agents, which we will cover in a separate thread as we always do.