With the No. 129 pick in the Cleveland Browns selected S Derrick Kindred of TCU. He was the team's third selection in the fourth round., the
With Tashaun Gipson departing in free agency and Donte Whitner being cut recently, the Browns said goodbye to both of their starting safeties from a year ago. Rahim Moore, Jordan Poyer, and Ibraheim Campbell were the three players penciled in to rotate at the position for 2016, and when you see those three names on paper, it's not a surprise that Ray Horton wanted to take a look at some more talent at the position later in the draft.
Here is a scouting report from CBS Sports' Dane Bruglar, who pegged Kindred as a 4th- or 5th-round pick:
A two-year starter at TCU, Kindred lined up at free safety in the Horned Frogs’ 4-2-5 scheme, showing consistent improvement each season. A week prior to the 2015 season, Kindred suffered a broken collarbone and the trainers recommended surgery, but he decided to play through the injury and didn’t miss a start as a senior. He didn’t allow the injury to deter his attacking mindset or aggressiveness, always hunting and seeking out contact. Kindred has above average straight-line speed for the position, which shows on kickoff and punt coverages, but he plays with some stiffness and struggles to anticipate routes. Although his lapses in coverage lowers his pro ceiling, Kindred has the grit and competitive nature to make a roster as a back-up and special teamer.
What do you think, Browns fans?