The Cleveland Browns reportedly got one of the biggest interceptions in the 2021 NFL Draft with their 52nd pick.
They selected Notre Dame linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah (JOK).
– NFL Network (@nflnetwork) March 31, 2021
Much has already been written about JOK.
Many thought he would go in the first round, and several false drafts did so as the Browns threw out the 26th pick overall in the first round.
When he fell in the 52nd, the Browns traded from the 59th to snatch him.
Here’s a new fact about JOK.
He’s a Browns fan.
How do we know JOK was a Browns fan?
Someone took to Twitter and found this tweet from 2019.
don’t you know i was a Cleveland Browns fan? 🤨
– J. Owusu-Koramoah (@j_owuu) March 14, 2019
JOK was born in Virginia and went to school in Indiana so he had no regional connection to the Ohio area.
Admittedly, as he went through Pro Day and Zoom meetings with the teams, he would not have revealed this information, welcoming an opportunity from one of the 32 NFL teams.
What do the Browns get with JOK?
I just spoke to JOK… I love this kid… he is horny and hungry! I’m already talking about Smart, tough responsible …… .oooh boy… what a night
– Nathan Zegura (@NathanZegura) May 1, 2021
The fandom of his Browns is a bonus.
The 6’0 ″ 221 pounds is described as an instinctive player.
A draft report on JOK said this:
“His rare mix of (close) linebacker height and cornerback athleticism, along with his dizzying football IQ, could make him a valuable piece for any defensive coordinator with the imagination to use it.
He is part of a new breed of undersized but quick players in the linebacker position.
As NFL offenses continue to focus on tempo, JOK’s abilities could have an immediate impact on the Browns.
Paul DePodesta says Stefanski, DC Joe Woods and LB coach Jason Tarver are currently working on the whiteboard and are already discussing all the ways they can use JOK on the pitch. Lotta excitement in the Browns building over this choice.
– Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) May 1, 2021
Coach Stefanski spoke about the addition of JOK (and Tony Fields II) in a post-draft press conference.
“In linebacker, definitely, the guys we were able to add this weekend – the guys who can run, the guys who can play the run and the guys who can play in the cover and the pass zone – that’s a big key to our success as an advocate. have a bunch of guys who can do a bunch of different things. “