The Cleveland Browns have signed their first wave of undrafted free agents for 2023.
The Cleveland Browns have added to their draft haul by signing nine undrafted free agents to try and help the team. This comes after the Browns drafted seven players during the 2023 NFL Draft, and now have at least 17 rookies to work with heading into the rookie camp portion of the offseason.
It’s very likely that many, if not all of these rookies eventually get released. Most won’t even make the practice team as other rookies become available, and other players from the USFL and XFL become available as well.
It should be mentioned that some are reporting the Browns’ signing of Amos Cormier, a cornerback out of Georgia State, except there is no Cormier on the Georgia State roster during the 2022 season. So he’s not going to be included here.
But, until then, these are the extra rookies the Browns were able to procure after the 2023 NFL Draft;
- DL Lonnie Phelps, Kansas
- LB Mohamoud Diabate, Utah
- RB Hassan Hall, Georgia Tech
- TE Thomas Greaney, Albany
- DE Jeremiah Martin, Washington
- S Ronnie Hickman, Ohio State
- S Charlie Thomas, Georgia Tech
- CB Tanner McAllister, Ohio State
- CB Caleb Biggers, Boise State
The Cleveland Browns missed out on Andre Carter II
While everyone talked about Will Levis and Brian Branch’s fall during the 2023 NFL Draft from first-rounders to second-rounders, not as many people really talked about the fall of former Army Black Knight’s defensive end/linebacker Andre Carter II.
Carter, now a Minnesota Viking, was someone who had the look, size, and athletic abilities to be something worth checking out in the NFL. Yet, he fell from the third round, where he was mocked to go, all the way to an undrafted free agent.
Carter may not turn into anything worthwhile, but considering the Browns are all about “value” picks and players, to not get Carter in the seventh round or even as an undrafted free agent is interesting. Sure, the obvious answer is that Andrew Berry didn’t see the value in him, but I’d also argue that he’s gone back-to-back-to-back with wide receivers in the third round, and it’s looking like at least two of them won’t pan out.
So maybe he’s not the best evaluator of talent.
Here’s hoping Carter can turn it up in Minnesota and become a start. Moreover, here’s hoping that the likes of Ronnie Hickman and Tanner McAllister from Ohio State make it on the Browns’ roster as well.