BEREA—The Browns added another hybrid pass rusher with their first pick in the seventh round as they added Armonty Bryant from East Central Oklahoma.
However, Bryant had some off the field issues as he was arrested for trying to sell marijuana to an undercover police officer this past season.
“Good people make mistakes,” Bryant said. “It was just a stupid mistake. I won’t let the Cleveland Browns down. I appreciate them taking a chance on me.”
Bryant (6-4, 263) started at Abilene Christian and transferred after redshirting. He then went to Cisco Junior College in Texas. He ultimately transferred to East Central Oklahoma where he played three seasons.
In his first season at East Central, he had 49 tackles with 13.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and blocked four kicks in 2010. In 2011, he had 62 tackles, three sacks and three blocked kicks.
This past season, Bryant only played in eight games with the suspension. He had 54 tackles with 10.5 sacks, four forced fumbles and two blocked kicks.
“What I bring to the table is a relentless attitude,” Bryant said after being drafted. “I feel like I can be that guy that deliver.”
Bryant played defensive end but said he can play outside linebacker, if asked to.
Pro Football Weekly draft guide said he was ‘raw and underdeveloped’ player.
Bryant said he had a minor issue after a torn labrum in 2011, but it isn’t an issue.