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NFL Draft: Browns grab powerful Ohio State DT Tommy Togiai in 4th round

The Browns didn’t have to look far for their second fourth-round selection.

Cleveland took Tommy Togiai with its second pick of the day, a standout junior defensive tackle from Ohio State. The pick was No. 132.

Dan Saganey, Browns director of player personnel, praised Togiai’s ability to disrupt the run game, adding that he shows power and quickness coming off of the ball. Cleveland needed to add depth at defensive tackle after losing veterans Sheldon Richardson and Larry Ogunjobi in the offseason.

At 6-foot-2, 296 pounds, Togiai was one of 18 true freshmen to see playing time in 2018 after entering the program as the No. 3 defensive tackle prospect. His playing time increased as he developed, appearing in all 14 games as a sophomore with 16 tackles, two for a loss.

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In 2020, Togiai earned second-team All-Big Ten Conference honors by both the coaches and the media with 23 tackles, 4.5 for loss and three sacks.

TOMMY TOGIAI

DRAFTED: Fourth round, No. 132 overall

POSITION: Defensive tackle

BIRTHDAY: Sept. 19, 1999

HEIGHT: 6-foot-2

WEIGHT: 296 pounds

COLLEGE: Ohio State

HOMETOWN: Pocatello, Idaho

HIGH SCHOOL: Highland

40-YARD DASH: 4.98

NOTABLE: Played in 33 games with seven starts during his college career. Togiai recorded 23 tackles, 4.5 for loss and three sacks in seven of the team’s eight games in 2020. Named second-team All-Big Ten Conference in 2020 by both the coaches and the media.

** Appeared in all 14 games in 2019 at defensive tackle and finished with 16 tackles, two for loss.

** He was one of 18 true freshmen who saw playing time in 2018 after coming into the program as the No. 3 defensive tackle prospect in the country, and the No. 55 overall player according to 247Sports.

** He was the first player from Idaho to sign with the Buckeyes. Named the Gatorade Idaho Player of the Year and a three-time first-team all-state selection.

Contact Chris Sweeney at 440-329-7135 or [email protected] Follow him @CSweeneyCT on Twitter.

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