BEREA--The Browns might have found their replacement for Mitchell Schwartz.
They drafted offensive tackle Shon Coleman from Auburn with their second of three picks in the third round. The pick was the one obtained from the Titans in the trade down from the No. 8 spot on Thursday night.
Coleman (6-6, 313) is a cancer survivor who returned to the field in 2012 after battling leukemia in 2010.Coleman was second team All-SEC selection at left tackle.
"This is very special for me," Coleman said. "This is everything I've worked hard to accomplish."
The Browns have talked about moving Coleman to right tackle, despite him having played on the left side the last two years. He doesn't think it will be a problem."
"Not at all," Coleman said. "Whatever they want me to do, I'll do."
CBSSports.com shared this on Coleman: Was a two-year starting left tackle in Auburn's spread scheme, Coleman arrived at Auburn in 2010 as a top recruit with a chance to earn a starting job as a true freshman. But his life drastically changed that spring when he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and spent the next two seasons focused on beating the disease - required 30 months of chemo treatments.
After he was declared cancer-free, Coleman redshirted in 2012 as he worked to get back into football shape and spent the 2013 season as the backup to future first-round pick Greg Robinson.
With Robinson off to the NFL, Coleman took over the left tackle job in 2014 and started 25 games the past two seasons, steadily progressing into one of the SEC's top blockers.
The Browns traded their next pick, No. 77 along with No. 141 to Carolina for the 93rd pick in the third round and 129 and 168.