The Browns selected East Central University defensive end/outside linebacker Armonty Bryant this afternoon in the seventh round (No. 217) of the NFL Draft.
Bryant brings a significant amount of baggage to the NFL. He was arrested twice in October for selling marijuana to an undercover officer, according to Pro Football Weekly's annual draft guide. He did not bench press at the NFL Scouting Combine in February because he underwent shoulder surgery on his right labrum in January 2012 and recently tweaked it.
Bryant left East Central, a Division II school in Ada, Okla., as its career leader with 26½ sacks. The 6-foot-4, 263-pound Bryant compiled 54 tackles, including 17½ for loss and 10½ sacks, last season.
The Browns have one pick remaining in the seventh and final round (No. 227).