The Cleveland Browns started off their Day 3 of the 2019 NFL Draft by selecting safety Sheldrick Redwine of Miami (FL) with pick No. 119 overall in the fourth round. After trading away Jabrill Peppers in the trade that brought Odell Beckham to the Browns and letting Briean Boddy-Calhoun go in free agency, Cleveland was in need of depth at safety. Redwine continues the Browns focus on the defensive side of the ball, as all three of their picks in the draft have addressed this side of the field so far.
Redwine played four years at Miami. During his senior year this past season, he had 64 tackles, 3.5 tackles for a loss, three sacks, one forced fumble, five passes defended, and three interceptions. His 2018 season earned him All-ACC Honorable Mention honors. NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein had this to say about the newest Browns safety:
Aggressive, versatile safety who lacks consistency in coverage, but who possesses the ball skills and run support ability to challenge for a starter’s role in time. Redwine’s lapses in coverage stem more from a lack of urgency than talent and that might be correctable. In run support and as a tackler in general, he plays behind heavy pad and handles his work with an NFL level physicality. He’s better suited in split-zone or down in the box and could become a key cog of the special teams until he gets his shot to start.
Currently, the Browns have four more picks on Day 3. So, it will be a busy day for Cleveland’s front office. Check out the highlights of the Browns newest safety: