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Browns select Northwestern CB Greg Newsome in first round

Cleveland was looking for another cornerback to pair with Denzel Ward, a first-round pick in 2018.

The Browns added another to piece to their revamped defense, selecting Northwestern cornerback Greg Newsome II with the No. 26 overall pick in the NFL draft. 

The 6-foot, 190-pound Newsome will likely compete for a starting job. 

Cleveland was looking for another cornerback to pair with Denzel Ward, a first-round pick in 2018.

The Browns don’t know if projected 2020 starter Greedy Williams will be ready this year after missing all last season with a shoulder injury sustained in training camp.