The Cleveland Browns have announced they have agreed to terms on a contract with rookie cornerback Pierre Desir.
A fourth-round pick from Lindenwood University, Desir (pronounced duh-ZEER) has been turning heads of the coaching staff in OTAs. The 6-foot-1, Desir is a tall, physical athlete perfectly suited for the Browns' defensive scheme.
At Division 2 Lindenwood, Desir was the recipient of the first annual Cliff Harris Award in 2013, given to the nation's top small college defensive player. More than 5,000 players were nominated. He finished his college career with 25 interceptions.
Desir's well documented journey to the NFL includes emigrating from Haiti, stints of working odd jobs for $40 a day, and raising two young daughters.
Ray Farmer and Mike Pettine hammered home the fact that the Browns would be drafting quality football players, and quality people. Desir is the type of individual the Browns organization will be building upon for years to come.