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Oklahoma State’s A.J. Green signs undrafted free agent deal with Browns

The cornerback is heading to Cleveland.

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Oklahoma State cornerback A.J. Green signed as an undrafted free agent with Browns on Saturday. Jeremy Fowler of ESPN first reported the news.

Green was projected to be a mid- to late-round pick by most draft analysts and experts, but was not one of the 26 cornerbacks selected. OSU saw its streak of 11 consecutive years with at least one player selected in the draft end.

Green, a 2019 Jim Thorpe Award semifinalist, had 49 tackles, five pass breakups and one interception, which he returned 27 yards for a touchdown against FCS McNeese State during his senior season. For his efforts, the 6-foot-1, 190-pound cornerback earned second-team All-Big 12 honors by the Associated Press. The DeSanto, Texas native started every game since his sophomore season at OSU.

Green recorded 13 reps on the 225-pound bench press and ran a 4.62 and 4.71 second time in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis in March. His time was only faster than three other cornerbacks. Two weeks later, he showed he was quicker than that with an unofficial 4.4 to 4.5 time on two runs at OSU’s Pro Day in Stillwater. He recorded a 34-inch vertical jump and 9-foot-6 broad jump.

Cleveland is no stranger to former OSU players with three draft selections from 2012 to 2016: first round quarterback Brandon Weeden and cornerback Justin Gilbert in 2012 and 2014, respectively, and 2016 second round defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah. All three players are no longer with the organization.