The Cleveland Browns wrapped up a productive second day of the NFL Draft by selecting USC quarterback Cody Kessler with their pick of Friday night’s third round.
Kessler (6-foot-1, 220 pounds) threw 88 touchdowns and just 19 interceptions in three years as a starter for the Trojans.
10:37 p.m.: The Cleveland Browns were scheduled to have back-to-back picks at No. 76 and 77, but after taking Auburn tackle Shon Coleman at, they traded pick 77 to Carolina.
A leukemia survivor, Coleman played left tackle at Auburn but most likely be a right tackle for the Browns with perennial Pro Bowler Joe Thomas entrenched on the left side.
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The traded with Carolina was three picks for two. The Browns sent the Panthers the 77th pick and a fifth-rounder (141st) for Carolina’s third-rounder (93rd), fourth-rounder (129) and fifth-rounder (168).
The Browns still have eight picks remaining Saturday, including the first two in the fourth round, which gets underway at noon.
9:50 p.m.: The Cleveland Browns went back where they started the night by drafting Penn State defensive end Carl Nassib in the third round after taking Oklahoma State defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah in the second round.
The 6-foot-7, 277-pound Nassib set the Penn State sack record with 15.5 last fall while adding six forced fumbles to win the Lombardi Award, which is presented to the nation’s top lineman or linebacker. He also won the Ted Hendricks Award, which is presented to the nation’s top defensive end.
Nassib was a consensus All-American and was CBS Sports National Defensive Player of the Year.
7:18 p.m.: The Cleveland Browns kicked off the second round of the NFL Draft tonight by selecting Oklahoma State Emmanuel Ogbah with the 32nd overall pick.
Last year during his junior season, Ogbah led the Big 12 and was fourth nationally with 13.0 sacks. He finished his third at OSU as the nation’s active sack leader with 28.0.
The 6-foot-4, 275-pounder was a second team All-American and the Big 12 co-Defensive Player of the Year.
Cleveland will have three more picks tonight in the third round, selections 67, 76 and 77 overall.
The Browns drafted Baylor wide receiver Corey Coleman in Thursday’s first round.