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2020 NFL Draft

Cleveland Browns draft USC TE Randall Telfer in 6th round

The Browns selected USC tight end Randall Telfer in Saturday's sixth round with the 198th pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.

The pick was acquired in a trade the Browns made earlier in the day with the Arizona Cardinals. He's the second of two former college tight ends drafted by the Browns in Saturday's sixth round, joining Mississippi State's Malcolm Johnson.

"Being a well-rounded tight end and bringing a physicality to the table. I think that's one thing I can definitely bring to the Browns," Telfer said. "I'm a very physical run blocker, a very physical blocker in general. It's one of my biggest strong suits and one of my biggest assets."

Telfer, a 6-foot-4, 250-pound Rancho Cucamonga, California, native, started 34 games and caught 65 passes for 648 yards with 12 touchdowns. He received All-Pac-12 honorable mention for his performance as a senior, catching 21 passes for 197 yards and two touchdowns. He was also named USC's Most Inspirational Player.

"It's something that Greg Olsen and Jordan Cameron, who I know you're familiar with, taught me as a young guy when I came to USC so that always inspired me while I was here, and I'll always be a leader," Telfer said. "I'm very grateful that my team saw that with me. It's something that I'll always take with me throughout life and continue to Cleveland."

In just five starts as a redshirt freshman in 2011, Telfer caught 26 passes for 273 yards and five touchdowns. In 2012, he earned USC's Bob Chandler Award for athletics, academics and character. After an injury-plagued 2013 campaign, Telfer received the program's Chris Carlisle Courage Award.

Telfer's status for rookie mini camp is uncertain because of an injury he had addressed in February.

"Right now," he said, "I'm just working hard to get back."

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