NFL Draft Day 2 successful for Cleveland Browns, local high school & collegiate athletes

BEREA, Ohio — Day two of the 2019 NFL Draft kicked off Friday night at 7 p.m.

During the second round, the Cleveland Browns made a trade to acquire former Louisiana State University cornerback Greedy Williams with the No. 46 overall pick Friday night. Cleveland gave the pick Nos. 49 and 144 to the Indianapolis Colts to move up to No. 46 and acquire Williams.

One pick after the Browns took Williams, the Seattle Seahawks took Wooster native Marquise Blair who played safety at the University of Utah.

Also during round two, wide receiver Parris Campbell, a St. Vincent-St. Mary High School and Ohio State University alum, was drafted by the Colts at No. 59.

During OSU’s 2018 season Campbell was selected first-team All-Big Ten and lead the team with 90 receptions for 1,063 yards and 12 touchdowns.

Additionally, Mayfield native Andy Isabella was drafted to the Arizona Cardinals at No. 62 overall.  The Cardinals traded a 2020 fifth round pick and quarterback Josh Rosen to Miami to acquire the wide receiver.

Isabella played football at University of Massachusetts and was the NCAA’s leading receiver from this past season.

Dre’mont Jones, the former St. Ignatius star and All-Big Ten defensive lineman at Ohio State, went No. 71 overall to the Denver Broncos early in the third round.

Jones started 36 games in three years at OSU. In 2018, he had 43 tackles, 8-1/2 sacks and 13 tackles-for-loss.

During round three Cleveland chose Sione Takitaki as the No. 80 overall pick.

Takitaki attended Brigham Young University.  He was the Cougars leader in tackles with 118 in his final season in Provo, Utah including 19 in the bowl game.

The Browns hold five more picks, one in each the fourth (119), sixth (189) and seventh rounds (221) and two in the fifth (155, 170).

Also in the third round, the Pittsburgh Steelers selected former Benedictine High School Bengal State Champion and Michigan State Spartan Justin Layne as the No. 83 overall pick.  The cornerback made 26 starts in 34 career games for the Spartans and finished his career with 130 tackles, three interceptions and 24 pass break-ups.

The Browns did not make a pick on Thursday night in round one, the Browns traded that pick away to the New York Giants as part of the Odell Beckham Jr. trade in March.

“I’m very happy to have Odell Beckham as the 17th pick in the 2019 Draft,” Browns General Manager John Dorsey said before Friday’s draft.

The Browns entered day two in search of a cornerback and linebacker to bolster up their defense especially after trading Jabrill Peppers to the New York Giants as part of the Odell Beckham Jr. trade. Thursday night just one cornerback was drafted and it was late in the first round.

“If you really talk to a lot of people around the league, if you talked about the cornerbacks and how they had the cornerbacks rated, I bet you would have 20 different stackings at the cornerback position this year,” Dorsey said. “I think that goes with a lot of these positions, but I do think that there are some really talented football players that are going to come across this board here tomorrow and the next day.”

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