It is Saturday, and that means rounds 4-7 of the 2021 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 (compensatory 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. This thread will act as a “live blog,” with updates 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
6:50 PM: The 2021 NFL Draft has concluded! However, teams will now begin starting to sign undrafted free agents, so head on over to that thread now. I might not be able to give live updates, so rely on the comments section initially. I am editing my NFL Draft Experience video and working on uploading it, and then will be headed home.
5:54 PM: Thanks so much to Thomas Moore, who took over the articles through round five, as well as the live blog! That allowed me to take tons of pictures and videos of the NFL Draft Experience today, which I will try to edit for DBN in a bit. In the interim, the Browns also made their sixth-round pick, which you can read about here: RB Demetric Felton.
3:15 PM: With the No. 169 overall selection, the Browns pick safety Richard LeCounte III from Georgia. Here is our story on the pick.
Welcome to Cleveland, Richard LeCounte III!#BrownsDraft pic.twitter.com/cqTja2Flvw— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) May 1, 2021
2:37 PM: Never a good idea to doubt the powers of general manager Andrew Berry.
#Browns national scout Charles Walls said before #NFLDraft started "no way, no how" could he have wrapped his mind around Cleveland getting CB Greg Newsome II AND LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah— Nate Ulrich (@ByNateUlrich) May 1, 2021
2:30 PM: With the No. 153 overall selection, the Cleveland Browns selected linebacker Tony Fields II from West Virginia. Here is our story on the pick.
Welcome to Cleveland, Tony Fields II!#BrownsDraft pic.twitter.com/LBRA8VGexN— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) May 1, 2021
2:10 PM: It is a great day to be in downtown Cleveland at the draft.
Gorgeous today. #Browns pic.twitter.com/1TMutZgEfy— Dawgs By Nature (@DawgsByNature) May 1, 2021
2 PM: James Hudson meets with the Browns beat writers.
James Hudson meets with the media live: https://t.co/ixpX6JgT9q— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) May 1, 2021
1:45 PM: Tommy Togiai meets with the Browns beat writers.
Tommy Togiai meets with the media live: https://t.co/sHCIU3lVKB— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) May 1, 2021
1:15 PM: With their second fourth-round pick (No. 132), the Browns selected defensive tackle Tommy Togiai. Here is our story on the selection.
Welcome to Cleveland, Tommy Togiai!#BrownsDraft pic.twitter.com/2U2c4QYJpI— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) May 1, 2021
1:05 PM: Staying with James Hudson, the Browns are planning to see just how versatile he can be on the offensive line as they will have him play tackle but also give him some work at guard.
#Browns VP of Player Personnel Glenn Cook said James Hudson will play at tackle and will cross train at guard, but on the depth chart will remain a tackle.— Camryn Justice (@camijustice) May 1, 2021
12:31 PM: Shortly after selecting James Hudson, general manager Andrew Berry made a trade with the Detroit Lions. Berry sent picks No. 113 and No. 257 to Detroit in exchange for Detroit’s fifth-round pick (No. 153) and a fourth-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.
The Browns next pick is currently scheduled to be No. 132 overall.
The details: pic.twitter.com/bwxS7mKwH1— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) May 1, 2021
12:25 PM: The Cleveland Browns select offensive tackle James Hudson out of Cincinnati with the No. 110 overall pick. Here is our story on the selection.
Welcome to Cleveland, James Hudson!#BrownsDraft pic.twitter.com/ttjbBo0spl— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) May 1, 2021
12:13 PM: And we are off! The Jacksonville Jaguars open up the day by selecting defensive tackle Jay Tufele from USC.
With their first pick in the fourth round of the NFL Draft, the #Jaguars select DT Jay Tufele from USC. Most teams had him much higher.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 1, 2021
9:50 AM: It is safe to say that Myles Garrett has not skipped too many workouts this offseason.
Only Myles Garrett can look jacked while wearing a suit.#NFLDraft pic.twitter.com/tGel4Rufhn— Sporting News (@sportingnews) May 1, 2021
9:24 AM: Things you like to hear:
Don’t blink, b/c life in the #NFL can change FAST. The #Browns are getting EXACTLY who they want, guys other teams want too. And those guys? They’re JACKED to be Browns.— Aditi Kinkhabwala (@AKinkhabwala) May 1, 2021
9:16 AM: PFF has their Top 100 remaining prospects list up here. The Browns have the fifth and eighth picks of the day, so it is realistic to think that they’ll have a chance at snagging who they want without a trade.
1. LB Jabril Cox
2. S Jamar Johnson
3. S Ar’Darius Washington
4. EDGE Rashad Weaver
5. CB Tay Gowan
9:00 AM: Here are the three draft picks the Cleveland Browns have left today:
- 4th Round: No. 110 overall (5th of the round)
- 4th Round: No. 113 overall (8th of the round)
- 4th Round: No. 132 overall (27th of the round)
- 5th Round: No. 169 overall (25th of the round)
- 6th Round: No. 211 overall (27th of the round)
- 7th Round: No. 257 overall (29th of the round)
Immediately following the draft, teams will be trying to sign undrafted free agents. We will cover that in a separate thread as we always do. However, unlike previous years, there will probably be much fewer names because teams are not in position to host rookie tryouts.
Also, if you missed any of our Day 2 live blog, check it out here.