Cleveland Browns sign fourth-round pick Seth DeValve


 The Cleveland Browns announced the signing of rookie tight end Seth DeValve Wednesday afternoon.

The Cleveland Browns selected 14 players in the 2016 NFL Draft and have not been wasting any time getting them signed.

Both Seth DeValve and Ricardo Louis signed contracts Wednesday afternoon, with coverage on Louis coming up in just a bit.

The signings mean that 10 of the 14 players drafted by the Browns have signed contracts with the team.

It is smart to get all these rookies signed so quickly, as it is important to have all the young players in training camp when it begins this summer.

DeValve was a surprise pick by the Browns when he was selected out of Princeton in the fourth round. His draft profile on had him was projected to go undrafted, but the Browns clearly saw a player they liked in DeValve.

His draft profile offers up his strengths as he joins the Browns:

"Broad shoulders with the type of ready­-made frame to add additional bulk if necessary. Possesses above average ball skills and can make late adjustments low and wide to throws. College wide receiver who should bring a great understanding of route running to tight end position."

More from Dawg Pound Daily projects his contract to be worth $2.5 million over four years, based on his draft position.

The 6-foot-4 DeValve primarily played wide receiver during his time at Princeton, but the Browns selected him to be a tight end.

He finished the 2015 season with 33 receptions for 337 yards and a touchdown.

The Browns are likely trying to find a player similar to Gary Barnidge, who is a tight end who plays like a wide receiver.

With 14 picks to use, it is hard to blame the Browns for going after DeValve if they believe he can be a part of the team moving forward.