The Browns felt lucky to draft Notre Dame linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah with the No. 52 pick in April.
He felt grateful to sign his rookie contract Friday. It’s for four years and $6.476 million, according to spotrac.com.
“It’s A Blessing To Be Blessed,” Owusu-Koramoah tweeted. “All Praises To The Most High. More Work to Be Done. #DawgPound”
Six of the Browns’ eight draft picks have signed. First-round cornerback Greg Newsome II and third-round receiver Anthony Schwartz remain on the to-do list.
Owusu-Koramoah was projected by many to be a first-round pick, and the Browns would’ve considered him at No. 26 if Newsome had already been drafted. When Owusu-Koramoah continued to slide into the second round, the Browns traded up seven spots to take him.
Owusu-Koramoah played 27 games for the Irish with 142 tackles, five forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries and an interception. He won the Butkus Award as the nation’s top linebacker and was a unanimous All-American selection in 2020 after 62 tackles, 1.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries and an interception in 12 games.
He will play weakside linebacker for the Browns, who love his ability to play in space.
“Elite athlete as far as explosiveness, quickness, speed, instincts and all of that stuff. He has it — all of the tools,” veteran middle linebacker Anthony Walker Jr. said Wednesday. “I have no doubt in my mind that he will be a great player in this league.”