3. Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, LB
When the Cleveland Browns were on the clock at No. 26, they apparently considered taking Notre Dame linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah. But in the end, they decided cornerback was too great a need so they went with Northwestern’s Greg Newsome II.
That proved to be the right move since JOK somehow slid into the second round and the Browns snatched him up at No. 52 overall. Later it was revealed he had a heart issue, but JOK says there’s nothing to be concerned with and the team seems fine with his health.
Now that he’s in Cleveland — playing for the team he grew up rooting for — Owusu-Koramoah is set to show just how good of a fit he really is in this defensive scheme. Joe Woods, the second-year coordinator — likes to employ a nickel defense with only two linebackers and on third-downs, he especially loves linebackers who can cover.
JOK can do that and has performed as more of a hybrid player who lines up somewhere between safety and linebacker. Look for Woods to use him where he’s best suited, rather than try and change his style of play.
That means he’s going to be put into a position to use his speed and instincts, which will surely turn heads as we all get to see him do what he does best — attack the ball.