The Browns announced earlier today that they had signed their first draft pick, sixth-rounder Clifton Geathers, to a multi-year deal. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Geathers is a high-upside defensive lineman chosen late in the draft following three years at the University of South Carolina. What he brings to the Browns foremost is a promising body frame at 6'7", 300 pounds. Despite being an imposing physical specimen, Geathers still needs a great deal of work to be ready to play at the NFL level after leaving school a year early. During camps so far, Geathers has shown occasional flashes alongside the frequent reminders that he still has a ways to go.
Still, the signing is a positive news item for the Browns, who had yet to sign a draft pick. Rookies are scheduled to arrive at the team's training camp on July 23rd.