The 2017 NFL Draft is complete and the Cleveland Browns have already landed a few coveted undrafted free agents. NFL teams start trying to sign these UDFAs the second the draft ends, and sometimes even sooner, although all of the moves typically won't officially be announced for a few days.
While most UDFAs end up being little more than camp bodies, there are players that make the 53-man roster each season. The prospects all went undrafted for a reason, but they all have the potential to make it in the NFL in some role. And sometimes, teams strike gold with an Arian Foster or Tony Romo.
We have every player the Browns have signed below. We've also included a brief write-up about the more notable additions.
B.J. Bello, LB, Illinois State
Josh Boutte, OL, LSU
Donte Carey, S, Grand Valley State
Nicholas Conte, P, Virginia
Tim Crawley, WR, San Jose State
Alvin Hill, CB, Maryland
Ladell Fleming, DE, Northern Illinois
J.D. Harmon, DB, Kentucky
Jamal Marcus, DE, Akron
Ronnie Moore, WR, Bowling Green
Najee Murray, CB, Kent State
Kai Nacua, S, BYU
Kenneth Olugbode, LB, Colorado
Karter Schult, DE, Northern Iowa
Mitchell Shegos, WR, Notre Dame
Channing Stribling, CB, Michigan
Freddie Tagaloa, OL, Arizona
There are quite a few players here, which shouldn't be a major surprise given the Browns' youth movement. Two in particular standout: Kent State's Najee Murray and Michigan's Channing Stribling.
Stribling was a better player at Michigan than Jeremy Clark and Delano Hill, both of whom were drafted. However, speed is a major concern with Stribling. As for Murray, he profiles as a nickel corner. He was really good at Kent State and could carve out a role as a backup or special teams guy.
You might recognize the name "Josh Boutte." He's the LSU lineman who was suspended one game for his cheap late hit against Wisconsin.Back to the Cleveland Browns Newsfeed