The Cleveland Browns on Thursday signed second round pick LB Nate Orchard. General Manager Ray Farmer made the announcement.
Orchard is second of the Browns' 12 draft picks to sign, joining TE Randall Telfer who was inked earlier today.
Nate Orchard – LB | 6-4, 255 | Utah
2nd round (No. 51 overall)
Played in 50 career games at Utah, making 36 starts…Totaled 186 career tackles, 25 sacks, 10 passes defensed, eight forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries…Converted to defensive end from wide receiver…Earned first-team All-America honors as a senior in 2014, also earning the Ted Hendricks Award given to the nation's top defensive lineman…Moved to Salt Lake City, Utah to live with his brother after living in Oakland with his mother until the age of 11…Attended Highland High School in Salt Lake City, Utah.