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Yeah, the selection of John Hughes surprised a lot of Cleveland Browns fans at No. 87 in the third round. But, wouldn’t you know it, the announcement also surprised Hughes himself.
The University of Cincinnati defensive tackle said he initially decided against inviting his family over Friday night, since he had presumed he’d be taken in the fourth round or later. After the call came from the Browns however, the Hughes family started to gather up again.
According to a conference call late Friday night after the selection, the not-well-regarded prospect said he was taken aback by the selection:
“I really had no idea,” Hughes said on a conference call with the Cleveland media late Friday night. “I don’t think anyone has a good idea of where they’re going, but I thought the Browns were for sure, the Saints maybe, the Bears. There were a lot of teams out there. My family’s still going to come over, so we’re going to have a nice cookout or something here to celebrate.”
I’m positive this will be a conversation topic for the rest of the weekend for the next few weeks as the Browns explain this selection. For a back-up position, this was an awful high slot, and we’ll see if the Browns can fill some other more immediate needs in the next few rounds.
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