Browns Pick Up 3 Players on Day 2 of NFL Draft
The Cleveland Browns picked up three more players in rounds two and three of the 2014 NFL Draft, Friday night.
The team selected Joel Bitonio in round two; he’s an offensive tackle who played college football at Nevada.
After being picked, Bitonio talked about his style of play: “I like to play hard. Football is played to the whistle and you have to play as hard as you can every snap. If you can play that hard every play, then there’s a good chance that if you’re equally talented and use your technique well, you’ll be able to beat the guy you’re going against. I want to play as hard as I possibly can. I know the AFC North is a tough, hard-nosed division, and I hope I can a little bit of that to the team.”
In round three, the Browns selected Christian Kirksey, a linebacker from Iowa. Then they traded back up, selecting running back Terrance West of Towson University.
Kirksey talked about what sets him apart from other linebackers. “I’m a complete linebacker that gives 100 percent effort. I trust my skills and I trust that I’ll get the job done. I think I’m very athletic and fast enough to play in a defense like the Browns. I think I bring a lot of versatility to the defense and some of my leadership skills. I’m ready to look up to the older guys and just learn as much as possible from them and just be ready to be an asset to the team.”
As the draft was playing out, there were reports that Browns wide receiver Nate Burleson broke his arm during minicamp. When it came up during Friday night’s press conference, the Browns said Burleson won’t miss any games.
The draft continues on Saturday.
In the draft kickoff Thursday night, the Browns took Johnny Manziel from Texas A&M and Justin Gilbert from Oklahoma State.
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