The biggest name in Cleveland's 2012 draft class still has yet to sign with the team, but the Browns still made a minor splash on Thursday by inking a pair of mid-round picks, according to the Akron Beacon Journal.
The Browns gave fourth-rounder Travis Benjamin, a speedster at wide receiver who figures to make an impact in the return game, and fifth-rounder Ryan Miller, a mammoth 6-foot-7 run-blocking offensive lineman, each four-year contracts to shore up the offensive side of the ball. Head coach Pat Shurmur is already impressed with Benjamin, and not just for his blazing speed. "I think he can score touchdowns for us," Shurmur said. "He impressed us with his toughness."
Including No. 3 overall pick Trent Richardson, there are now three players (Brandon Weeden-QB, Mitchell Schwartz-OL) in Cleveland's rookie class that remain unsigned. The team recently added fourth-round pick James-Michael Johnson on Wednesday on yet another four-year contract, and are expected to wrap up Richardson's negotiations before the weekend is out.