Cleveland Browns Draft Day Notes 4-26-13
Defensive back Leon McFadden is the seventh player selected by the Browns from San Diego State and first since wide receiver Patrick Rowe was selected in the second round of the 1992 draft.
McFadden’s father, Leon, played nine seasons of professional baseball as a pitcher, shortstop and outfielder. He appeared in 62 games for the Houston Astros over the course of three major-league seasons (1968-70).
Former Browns quarterback Brian Sipe served as an assistant coach at San Diego State during all four of McFadden’s seasons with the team (2009-12). Sipe played 10 seasons (1974-83) with the Browns and was selected to the 1981 Pro Bowl.
The Browns have now selected a cornerback in each of the last five NFL drafts. In 2009, the club drafted Coye Francies in the sixth round.
Rounds four through seven of the 2013 NFL Draft will be held Saturday, April 27, beginning at 12:00 noon. Teams will have five minutes per selection.
As a result of today’s trade with the Dolphins, the Browns currently have the following picks remaining in this year’s draft:
Round Pick in Round Overall
4 7 111 (from Miami as part of the Davone Bess trade)
5 6 139
6 7 175
7 11 217 (from Miami as part of the Davone Bess trade)
7 21 227 (from Cincinnati through San Francisco as part of the Colt McCoy trade)