Browns could be willing to gamble on Sam Beal
The NFL will hold its annual Supplemental Draft on Wednesday and there is growing speculation that the Cleveland Browns will be players for the first time since 2012.
There are five players available: Virginia Tech cornerback Adonis Alexander, Mississippi State safety Brandon Bryant, Oregon State linebacker Bright Ugwoegbu, Grand Valley State running back Martayveus Carter and Western Michigan cornerback Sam Beal.
The Browns reportedly have their eye on Beal, who decided to pass on his senior season at Western Michigan due to academic issues. He finished last season with 26 tackles, a pair of interceptions, and 10 passes defended while being named to the All-Mid-American Conference second team.
Beal, who is just a shade under 6-foot-1 and 178 pounds, is being hyped as a player who “would have been one of the top cornerbacks selected” in the 2019 NFL Draft, which makes it easy to see why every NFL was represented at his quickly arranged Pro Day last month.