July 24, 2014

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NFL Draft: Browns take CB Buster Skrine in fifth round

BEREA — The Browns, desperate for speed, added some in the fifth round with Chattanooga cornerback/kick returner Buster Skrine. He ran a 4.22-second 40-yard dash as a junior, then timed a 4.37 at the scouting combine when he stumbled.

Skrine is 5-foot-9 1/2 and 186 pounds but said he plays bigger and with toughness. His max bench press is 360 pounds, and he benched 225 pounds 20 times at the combine.

Skrine said he was 5-7, 145 pounds in high school and didn’t get any Division I offers. He started 30 games at Chattanooga with five interceptions.

“I’m a tough corner,” he said. “I play bigger than my height. I’m fast, cover well and am coachable.”

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