Friday, April 29, 2011
Browns build DL, get Jabaal Sheard
By James Walker
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.