Browns Stand Pat in Supplemental Draft

Clemson OT Isaiah Battle became the first player since Josh Gordon selected in the NFL Supplemental Draft

The St. Louis Rams selected OT Isaiah Battle from Clemson on Thursday afternoon in the NFL Supplemental Draft. Battle was the only player selected. The Rams used a fifth round pick to get him.

Battle was the first player taken in the supplemental draft since 2012 when the Browns used a second round pick on Josh Gordon. Gordon sat out the 2011 college football season after being dismissed from Baylor for failed substance abuse tests.

Browns fans are well aware of the rest of that story.

The only other time the Browns have taken advantage of the supplemental draft was taking a player from the University of Miami named Bernie Kosar.

The Browns traded a pair of first round picks to the Buffalo Bills in order to use a first round pick in the 1985 supplemental draft to take Kosar. The Youngstown, Ohio native graduated a year early from Miami and wanted to become a Cleveland Brown.

The Browns currently have another supplemental draft selection on the roster. Terrelle Pryor was taken by the Raiders in the 2011 draft. Oakland used a third round pick to take the former Ohio State QB. Pryor entered the supplemental draft after being suspended for receiving improper benefits at Ohio State.

Pryor is attempting to make the Browns roster after switching positions to WR.


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