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Browns don’t select a player in supplemental draft

Two players were selected in the supplemental draft Wednesday afternoon.

None by the Browns.

Western Michigan cornerback Sam Beal was chosen with the third pick of the third round by the New York Giants, the first player taken in the supplemental draft since 2015. Virginia Tech cornerback Adonis Alexander went to Washington in the sixth round.

The Browns showed interest in both but came away with neither. They found receiver Josh Gordon in the supplemental draft in 2012.


The draft order was determined by a weighted lottery, but the 0-16 Browns who held the No. 1 pick in April’s draft drew the fourth pick.

Before each round, teams could submit an email saying they wanted a specific player in that round, but it’s unknown yet if the Browns put in a bid for Beal in the third round. If so, they lost out by one spot and because of the luck of the lottery.

Beal is 6-foot-1, 178 pounds and ran a 4.47-second 40-yard dash. He has long arms and good ball skills. The Giants surrender their third-round pick in the 2019 draft.

General manager John Dorsey spent the offseason overhauling the secondary and at least considered Beal after attending his pre-supplemental draft workout. Dorsey drafted Ohio State cornerback Denzel Ward with the No. 4 pick, signed free agents TJ Carrie, E.J. Gaines and Terrance Mitchell and drafted Simeon Thomas in the sixth round.

He also traded for Damarious Randall, who will start at free safety.

Apparently, Dorsey isn’t completely satisfied with the secondary. The Browns worked out former CFL defensive back Jordan Holland on Wednesday, NFL Network reported, citing a source.

Five players entered the supplemental draft. The three that weren’t selected became free agents: Mississippi State safety Brandon Bryant, Grand Valley State running back Martayveus Carter and Oregon State linebacker Bright Ugwoegbu.

Bryant is expected to sign with the New York Jets, according to NFL Network.

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