Williams, Sowells Picked in Fourth Round
Leon Williams

Posted Apr 30, 2006

Phil Savage, a man who has had some past success with linebackers from the state of Florida, went back to the well once more on Sunday, selecting ILB Leon Williams from Miami of Florida. The Browns also added young talent at offensive tackle, picking 330-pound blocker Isaac Sowells from Indiana two picks later.


Following a morning filled with rumors that the Browns would deal a fourth-round pick to the Detroit Lions for Joey Harrington, Phil Savage stuck to his draft board and selected two players who help to add depth at positions which are dangerously thin for the Browns: inside linebacker and offensive tackle.

With the Browns first pick in the fourth round, Savage selected linebacker Leon Williams of Miami (Florida).

Williams has been a part-time starter at Miami, pulling down 45 tackles in 2005 after 36 the year before. He is undoubtedly a player still in development - Williams shows flashes of athletic ability, but has yet to live up to his potential. If that potential is unlocked by the Browns coaching staff, he could turn out to be a terrific bargain for the Browns.

Sowells comes to the Browns after a good career on the line at Indiana, where he started at offensive guard and moved to tackle to finish out his college career. It isn't known yet if the Browns view him as a guard or tackle. A solid and consistent player, Sowells did very well during the off-season and impressed experts enough for Scout.com's Tony Pauline to call him a "solid middle-round choice".

Leon Williams Scouting Report
Isaac Sowells Scouting Report

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