BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Sticking to their draft strategy, the Cleeland Browns selected cornerback Pierre Desir from Lindenwood, a Division II school in Missouri, in the fourth round of the NFL draft.
Desir was taken with overall No. 127 pick, one of just two selections the Browns had to begin the draft’s final day Saturday. The 6-foot-1, 198-pound Desir emigrated to the U.S. with his family from Haiti when he was four. He had 25 career interceptions.
Desir is the second cornerback drafted by the Browns, who selected Oklahoma State’s Justin Gilbert at No. 8.
The Browns have not taken a wide receiver despite a report that Pro Bowler Josh Gordon, who led the NFL in yards receiving last season, is facing a one-year suspension after allegedly failing a drug test.