The Browns selected Georgia running back Nick Chubb with the 35th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Chubb is the fourth player to be drafted by Cleveland, joining Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield (No. 1), Ohio State cornerback Denzel Ward (No. 4) and Nevada guard/tackle Austin Corbett (No. 33).
Chubb, who split carries with now-Patriots running back Sony Michel, ran for 1,345 yards and 15 touchdowns in 14 starts last season.
"I've been a big fan of Chubb for a long time. One thing about SEC running backs is, when you play running back in the SEC, you have to be able to create between the tackles with your feet," vice president of player personnel Alonzo Highsmith said. "You have to be able to play a physical style of football. Nick Chubb exemplifies that in his running style."
Chubb ran for 4,769 yards and 41 touchdowns in four seasons with the Bulldogs, including 1,547 yards as a freshman. After suffering a serious knee injury the following year, Chubb bounced back with back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons and helped power Georgia to a national title game appearance as a senior.
"He's super productive. I think he is second all-time in the SEC behind (former Georgia RB) Herschel Walker in rushing yards," assistant general manager Eliot Wolf said. "He's big. He has excellent feet for his size. He has good bursts. Powerful, breaks tackles. Super balanced."
Chubb joins a running backs room that already includes Duke Johnson and Carlos Hyde, whom Cleveland signed in free agency.
Chubb is the second-cousin of former N.C. State defensive end Bradley Chubb, the fifth-overall pick.
The Browns own one more pick (No. 64) in the second round.