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AT A GLANCE Browns' picks



Published: Sat, April 23, 2005 @ 12:00 a.m.



Braylon EdwardsRound 1

Position: wide receiverCollege: MichiganPick: No. 3 overallHeight/weight: 6-foot-2, 211 poundsHometown: DetroitBio: The top-rated player on Cleveland's board. ... Big-play, big-game wideout who can outrun and outjump cornerbacks. ... Ran a 4.45 in the 40-yard dash at combine and benched 225 pounds 22 times -- better than many linemen. ... Not afraid to go over middle. ... An aggressive, solid blocker. ... Big Ten's Offensive Player of Year and Biletnikoff Award winner as nation's top wideout in 2004. ... With Browns GM Phil Savage in stands, he caught 11 passes and three TDs as Michigan rallied to beat Michigan State. ... His father, Stanley, played in the NFL for Houston (1982-86) and Detroit (1987). ... Set UM school records in catches (252), yards (3,542) and TDs (39), also a Big Ten record. ... In final two seasons against Ohio State, caught 18 passes for 302 yards and one TD, but had big third-down drop in last year's loss to Buckeyes. ... Set Rose Bowl record with three TD catches in loss to Texas. ... First wideout taken in first round by Browns since Derrick Alexander, also from Michigan, in 1994. ... Born on Feb. 21, 1983.

Brodney PoolRound 2

Position: SafetyCollege: OklahomaPick: No. 34 overallHeight/weight: 6-foot-2, 208 poundsHometown: HoustonBio: Leader of the Sooners' secondary the past two seasons. ... Playmaker in the mold of former OU and current Dallas Cowboys star Roy Williams. ... Skipped his senior season for the NFL. ... Recorded two interceptions in '04 after making seven in '03. ... Dropoff was largely due to change in OU's defensive schemes. ... Versatility could lead to switch to cornerback by Browns. ... Got burned at times trying to do too much last season. ... "When you watched (OU's) tapes, he jumped off the film and they have a number of great players," said Browns GM Phil Savage. ... Will play on special teams as rookie. ... Quick enough to line up over tight ends and wideouts. ... Played for Cleveland Browns "Pee Wee" team as a youngster. ... Speed runs in family. His mother is track coach at University of Texas. ... Born May 24, 1984.

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