The Cleveland Browns may not have a selection in the first round of tonight’s 2019 NFL Draft, but that did not stop them from acquiring a player.
The club signed wide receiver Ishmael Hyman on Thursday, according to Hyman’s Twitter feed:
God is GOOD!! pic.twitter.com/njgZUsGUcz— Ish Hyman (@HollyWood_Ish13) April 25, 2019
About 90 minutes later the Browns confirmed the news:
We've signed WR Ishmael Hyman— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) April 25, 2019
Details » https://t.co/6qxlbTB3NY pic.twitter.com/CfNOlqUY1I
The 6-foot and 196-pound Hyman was a participant in Cleveland’s minicamp this week on a tryout basis. Before arriving in town, Hyman spent the spring as a member of the Orlando Apollos of the AAF. In eight games for the Apollos, he caught four passes for 60 yards and no touchdowns.
Hyman played collegiately at James Madison, where he was a member of the 2016 national championship team in 2016 and the 2017 team that made it back to the championship game. He appeared in 46 games for the Dukes over four years, finishing with career numbers of 72 receptions for 1,061 yards and 11 touchdowns.
HIGHLIGHT | Ishmael Hyman caps an 8-play, 75-yard (2:36) drive with a 17-yard TD catch from Bryan Schor! pic.twitter.com/q3eHLZAnxA— JMU Football (@JMUFootball) September 9, 2017
Hyman was not drafted out of James Madison and had a tryout last season with the Tennessee Titans.