The Cleveland Browns have a little unfinished business with regard to the team’s 2021 draft picks.
Two of the eight selections have not yet signed their rookie contracts.
They are first-round pick, cornerback Greg Newsome II, and wide receiver Anthony Schwartz.
Greg Newsome II
Newsome, out of Northwestern, was the Browns’ 26th overall pick.
He is projected to be an impact player on this upgraded defensive roster carefully assembled by Browns GM Andrew Berry.
Newsome participated at both rookie minicamp and mandatory minicamp.
He recently changed agents.
On June 4, he fired CAA sports and later hired Drew Rosenhaus to represent him.
— Drew Rosenhaus (@DrewJRosenhaus) June 10, 2021
Schwartz from Auburn was the 91st overall selection in the 2021 NFL Draft.
He possesses Tyreek Hill caliber speed and could be an interesting addition to the Browns roster on both offense and special teams.
Schwartz, like Newsome, was at both rookie minicamp and the mandatory minicamp so he has been working hard to transition from the NCAA level of competition to the NFL level.
Though onlookers did not get to witness his breakneck speed during the mid June minicamp because of a hamstring injury he suffered during OTAs, Schwartz was still working hard.
Schwartz recently shared his takeaways from rookie minicamp.
“It was great for me just to get one-on-one time with coach O’Shea. And it was great going through a whole bunch of drills. I felt like that weekend was one of the best I’ve ever improved on day-to-day-to-day.”
Excited to see the #Browns continue to add Speed to their offense. ⚡
The Jet-Sweep and End-Around are two plays that can really bust open a game.
— The Hottest Take Sports Podcast (@Hottest_TakePod) June 27, 2021
These are loose ends that will get buttoned up very shortly.
Look for Newsome and Schwartz to sign their rookie deals before the Browns report to training camp on July 27.
Then, the real work begins as both compete to make the Week 1 roster and fulfill their dreams of becoming NFL players.