Cleveland Browns sign LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah
The Cleveland Browns continue to sign their 2021 draft picks.
Today, the team signed the sixth of their eight draft picks.
Notre Dame linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah (JOK) has signed his rookie contract.
God I love Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah
– Thor Nystrom (@thorku) April 6, 2021
Of course, the Browns have high hopes for all of the draft picks; however, JOK is the one on whom higher hopes and expectations rest.
Analysts viewed him as a first-round pick that inexplicably fell in the second round, so the Browns traded with the Bears to climb seven spots to 52nd overall to draft JOK.
Browns hooks JOK to FIFTY TWO?
OK, finish the draft, they win.
– Sam Monson (@PFF_Sam) May 1, 2021
JOK is the winner of the 2020 Dick butkus Prize awarded to the best linebacker in college football.
After the selection, general manager Andrew Berry spoke about how JOK can help the Browns.
“We really see him as the classic fit in this WILL (weak inside) linebacker defense because of his reach, speed and covering ability. I think the other thing with Jeremiah is also his versatility. They really took it out like a dime or a dime, played it at WILL, played it at MIKE, so that allows us to get creative when we get into some of our different staff packages. It is very difficult for the offensive to identify the front.
JOK has already impressed some of his new teammates.
Anthony walker, the Colts free agent linebacker, who joins the Browns in 2021, praised JOK for his raw skills.
“An elite athlete when it comes to explosiveness, speed, speed, instincts and all that, he has all the tools. Now it’s about taking the game to NFL level. We all fight that coming from college and now you see a professional style offense and you understand different route concepts and stuff. ”
Hopefully JOK can handle the expectations and the pressure while moving from college to NFL competition.
Draft picks remaining to be signed
Once JOK’s contract is finalized, all that remains is to make deals for first-round draft pick wide receiver Greg Newsome II and third round pick wide receiver Anthony Schwartz.