Browns build DL, get Jabaal Sheard

April, 29, 2011
4/29/11
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BEREA, Ohio -- The Cleveland Browns are not taking any chances with the defensive line of their new 4-3 defense.

Just one day after drafting massive defensive tackle Phil Taylor in the first round, the Browns got their pass-rushing end in Jabaal Sheard from Pittsburgh in the second round with the No. 37 overall pick.

Sheard registered 19 sacks the past three seasons and has a chance to compete for a starting job in training camp for Cleveland.

What is interesting is the Browns drafted a defensive end with Clemson's Da'Quan Bowers still on the board. Bowers was a top-10 prospect before recent knee surgery, which has dropped him on every team's draft board. It's clear Cleveland was more concerned with Bowers' medical issues than they were letting on.

James Walker | email

ESPN Miami Dolphins reporter

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