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Jabaal Sheard Selected By Cleveland Browns With Second Round Pick Of The 2011 NFL Draft

The Cleveland Browns selected defensive end Jabaal Sheard with the 37th overall pick of the 2011 NFL Draft, deciding to shore up the defensive line with their first of two picks in Friday’s second round.

Sheard is a 6-foot-3, 264-pound pass rusher who played pretty well as a senior last season for Pittsburgh and should fit in well with Mike Holmgren’s 4-3 scheme this season as he’s got the speed and quickness — if not the size — to provide consistent pressure.

According to SB Nation’s NFL Draft blog Mocking The Draft, Sheard is going to be a developmental player with a chance to help out on passing situations early as well as possible player that could be moved to linebacker due to his ability in pursuit.

With the selection Phil Taylor from Baylor in the first round, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the Browns buck the trend of picking defensive lineman with their next pick, the 59th overall, later Friday evening.

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