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Cleveland Browns take FSU’s Roderick Johnson in 2017 NFL Draft

Big Rod headed to the big time.

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The Cleveland Browns got some help up front on Saturday afternoon, as they used a fifth-round selection (pick 160, overall) in the 2017 NFL Draft to shore up the services of former Florida State left tackle Roderick Johnson. Johnson decided to forego his senior season of eligibility in Tallahassee in order to get in on what is a rather weak draft for offensive tackles.

Bursting onto the scene in his first season as a Seminole, Johnson was a Freshman All-American in 2014 and garnered various All-American honors as a sophomore and junior as well. He’s won the Jacobs Blocking Trophy the last two years, the award given to the Atlantic Coast Conference’s best blocker.

Johnson is the third ’Nole to be drafted so far this year, joining running back Dalvin Cook (Vikings) and defensive end DeMarcus Walker (Broncos).

Other former FSU players on the Browns include Nile Lawrence-Stample and Cameron Erving.