The Browns selected Notre Dame safety Jamoris Slaughter this afternoon in the sixth round (No. 175) of the NFL Draft.
The 6-foot, 195-pound Slaughter missed 10 games this past season as a senior after rupturing the Achilles’ tendon in his left leg Sept. 15 against Michigan State. During a conference call, Slaughter said he's about 90 percent now. He expects to be 100 percent by training camp and compete for the starting free safety job.
Slaughter started 10 of the 13 games in which he appeared in 2011 and compiled 45 tackles, two pass breakups, one interception and a forced fumble.
The Browns need help at free safety, where Tashaun Gipson and Eric Hagg are in the mix for a starting job. NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock believes Slaughter will compete for the job, too.
“Ultimately he’ll compete for a starting free safety job,” Mayock said during NFL Network’s broadcast. “That’s an excellent pick for the Cleveland Browns.”
Slaughter is known for his toughness and even played some outside linebacker for Notre Dame.
The Browns have two seventh-round picks remaining (Nos. 217 and 227).