1. A.J. Green
A.J. Green, a cornerback from Oklahoma State, was a defender the Browns were speculated to want badly. Well, they got their man, and it didn’t even cost Andrew Berry a draft pick.
Cleveland coveted this prospect so much that they paid Green like a sixth-round pick, coughing up $145,00 guaranteed–this includes a $15,000 signing bonus. This nugget was pointed out by Bleacher Report’s Brent Sobleski.
The draft consists of 254 picks, yet Pro Football Focus’ Mike Renner had Green as the 222nd ranked player on his big board.
At corner, the Browns have Greedy Williams and Denzel Ward, but after that, it’s a conglomeration of guys who were inherited by Andrew Berry and Kevin Stefanski. Kevin Johnson was signed in free agency, but only to a one year deal.
Terrance Mitchell is still on the roster, but it remains unclear as to how the Browns will move forward with the veteran.
That said, if Mitchell and Johnson are only here for one season, Green will have some time to develop on the bottom of the depth chart.
Green, who actually intercepted Baker Mayfield in college, seems to be the best bet when trying to figure out which of these undrafted free agents will make the roster.