The Cleveland Browns added 15 undrafted free agents after the 2019 NFL Draft. Here are three players from small-schools who stand out in that group.
After the 2019 NFL Draft concluded, the Cleveland Browns got to work adding undrafted free agents. They originally signed 15 players, but have seen some change to that as well. On Monday, they waived three of the original signees and replaced them with three players who came to rookie minicamp on a tryout basis.
Gone are running back Darrin Hall, cornerback Ashton Lampkin, and linebacker Xavier Woodson-Luster. In their place will be linebacker Willie Harvey from Iowa State as well as cornerback Jhavonte Dean and running back Trayone Gray who each played at Miami.
Other rookies from big-name schools are fighting for a spot, which includes defensive end Jarrell Owens who played at Oklahoma State and Wyatt Ray from Boston College. Ray, who was a backup to Harold Landry, got just one season to show what he could do — and he impressed in that campaign.
Ray finished his senior season with 44 tackles and nine sacks, but it wasn’t enough to hear his name called. He’s an interesting player to keep an eye on as Cleveland could use some depth on the edge. Should he continue to bring pressure, he could find himself sticking around.
Outside of the big-school products, there are some other players from the lesser-known schools who are rather intriguing. Here we look at the three most interesting players from the schools we may not have paid a lot of attention to.