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Browns Draft Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah at No. 52 | Team Fit and What to Expect

With the 52nd overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns draft Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, linebacker out of Notre Dame. The versatile linebacker adds a different dimension to the Browns immediately. Let’s take a look at what Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah brings to Cleveland.

Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah Highlights

Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah NFL Draft Profile and Stats

Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah
Position:
 Linebacker
Height: 6’1″
Weight: 215 lbs
Age: 21
College: Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah 2020 Stats

Tackles: 62
TFLs: 11
Sacks: 1.5

FFs: 3
INTs: 1
Passes Defensed: 3

Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah nfl draft profile projection stats highlights
Credit: Rick Kimball/ISD

Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah Draft Profile

Strengths

  • Incredibly smooth hips
  • Fantastic in coverage
  • Starred as a coverage corner in college as well
  • Could work in a “star” or nickel role
  • Great short bursts

Weaknesses

  • Very small
  • Won’t be able to shed blocks or work well between the tackles
  • Tendency to overrun plays


What to Expect From Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah in 2021

Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah is small, which is why he dropped to the second round. He needs the perfect system to thrive. However, he does appear to be built for today’s NFL. He thrives in coverage, both dropping into zones or playing man coverage. Facing some talented running backs in the AFC North, the new Browns linebacker will be able to shadow them out of the backfield. While he is not going to plug gaps against teams like the Ravens, he can essentially play the box safety role for the Browns, as they look to make a Super Bowl run in a stacked AFC.


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