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Browns start round two RB run with Nick Chubb

The Cleveland Browns passed on Saquon Barkley, but got their running back early in round two.

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News 28 Apr 2018, 09:22 IST
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Nick Chubb

The Cleveland Browns passed on Saquon Barkley with the first pick in the NFL Draft, but wasted no time in picking a running back in round two as they selected Nick Chubb.

After taking guard Austin Corbett with the opening pick of round two, the Browns went with Georgia star Chubb two picks later.

Chubb suffered a horrific knee injury in the 2015 season but bounced back in magnificent fashion, rushing for 1,130 yards and eight touchdowns in 2016 and 1,345 yards and 15 touchdowns in 2017.

He now joins a crowded Cleveland backfield that also features Carlos Hyde, a free-agent addition from the San Francisco 49ers, and Duke Johnson.

Welcome to Cleveland, Nick Chubb!https://t.co/bbrD5GcJmO pic.twitter.com/x9i2rUZOUi
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) April 27, 2018

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers carried on the running back run three picks later by selecting Ronald Jones II out of USC. Jones rushed for 1,550 yards and 19 touchdowns last season.

In desperate need of rushing help, the Detroit Lions addressed their need by trading up to select Kerryon Johnson out of Auburn.

Johnson, a power back, will help Detroit move the chains along with free-agent signing LeGarrette Blount.

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