Browns sign 15 Undrafted Free Agents (5.5.20)
For Immediate Release
May 5, 2020
BEREA, Ohio — The Cleveland Browns have signed 15 undrafted free agents.
The group of undrafted free agents is made of eight offensive players and seven defensive players. The positions include four defensive backs, a pair of defensive linemen, running backs, offensive linemen and wide receivers, as well as a single linebacker, quarterback and tight end. The team’s virtual rookie minicamp will run from Friday, May 8 through Sunday, May 10.
|Solomon Ajayi||LB||6-0||222||22||Liberty||Frisco, Texas|
|Elijah Benton||S||6-1||205||23||Liberty||Forest, Va.|
|Ja’Marcus Bradley||WR||6-0||198||23||Louisiana-Lafayette||Ackerman, Miss.|
|Tony Brown||WR||6-1||192||22||Colorado||La Mirada, Calif.|
|Kevin Davidson||QB||6-4||255||22||Princeton||Danville, Calif.|
|Drake Dorbeck||T||6-7||317||23||Southern Mississippi||Vicksburg, Miss.|
|A.J. Green||CB||6-2||198||21||Oklahoma State||DeSoto, TX|
|Brian Herrien||RB||5-11||208||22||Georgia||Douglasville, Ga.|
|Jameson Houston||CB||5-11||199||23||Baylor||Austin, Texas|
|Benny LeMay||RB||5-8||220||22||Charlotte||Matthews, N.C.|
|Jovante Moffatt||S||5-11||213||23||Middle Tennessee State||Union City, Tenn.|
|George Obinna||DE||6-2||245||23||Sacramento State||Tracy, Calif.|
|Alex Taylor||T||6-8||301||23||South Carolina State||Moncks Corner, S.C.|
|Jeffery Whatley||DT||6-1||291||23||South Alabama||Midland City, Ala.|
|Nate Wieting||TE||6-4||244||23||Iowa||Rockford, Ill.|
Solomon Ajayi – Posted 165 tackles in 25 games (25 starts) with two interceptions, two passes defensed, two sacks, two fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles and one interception return touchdown…Played in 13 games as a redshirt senior in 2019…Totaled 92 tackles, one sack, one fumble recovery and one forced fumble…Saw action in 12 games as redshirt junior in 2018…Registered 73 tackles, one sack, two interceptions, two pass breakups, two fumble recoveries, and one forced fumble…Returned one interception 32 yards for a score…Transferred to Liberty from Bakersfield College in Bakersfield, Calif…Played one season (2015) at Bakersfield, finishing the year with 50 tackles, one sack and one fumble recovery…Majored in sports management…Native of Frisco, Texas…Brother, Jay, was a fifth-round draft pick by the Miami Dolphins in 2015, was named to a Pro Bowl (2016) and won Super Bowl LII with the Philadelphia Eagles…Last name pronounced uh-JYE.
Elijah Benton – Totaled 205 tackles in 44 career games (26 starts)…Added nine passes defensed, one sack, two interceptions and one forced fumble…Finished second on the team with career-high 85 tackles as a redshirt senior in 2019, starting 11 of 12 games…Added career highs in pass breakups (seven), sacks (one) and forced fumbles (one) and tied his career high with one interception…Received FBS Independent All-Conference first team honors…Two-time member of the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team (2018 and 2019)…Started 11 of 12 games as a redshirt junior in 2018, tying for the team lead in tackles (76)…Posted two passed defensed and an interception…Played in 11 games (four starts) as a redshirt sophomore in 2017, registering 31 tackles…Played 10 games with 13 tackles as a redshirt freshman in 2016…Earned a bachelor’s degree in graphic design and is pursuing a master’s degree in executive leadership…Native of Forest, Va…Brother, Greg, played football at Emory & Henry.
Ja’Marcus Bradley – Saw action in 52 career games, catching 160 passes for 2,359 yards (fourth most in Louisiana-Lafayette history) and 23 touchdowns (second in program annals)…Returned 24 kickoffs for 474 yards…Finished his 2019 redshirt senior year as the team’s top target with a career-high 906 receiving yards on 60 receptions and 10 touchdowns…Earned second team All-Sun Belt and first team All-Louisiana honors…Notched his second-straight season with 10 touchdowns, the first player in program history to do so…Led the team in receiving yards with 608 yards on 40 receptions as a redshirt junior in 2018…His 10 receiving touchdowns were the most by a receiver since the 1996 season…Notched third team All-Sun Belt Conference honors…Finished second on the team in receptions (39), third on the team in receiving yards (475) and tied for second in touchdown receptions (two) as a redshirt sophomore in 2017…Received honorable mention All-Sun Belt Conference…Caught 32 passes for 320 yards and one score as a redshirt freshman in 2016…Majored in sports management…Native of Ackerman, Miss…First name pronounced Juh-Marcus.
Tony Brown – Played in 47 career games, including his first two seasons at Texas Tech…Totaled 114 receptions for 1,409 yards and seven touchdowns in his college career…Posted 87 receptions for 1,031 yards and seven touchdowns (six receiving, one rushing) at Colorado…Tied a team high with 56 receptions for 707 yards and five touchdowns as a redshirt senior in 2019…Finished third on the team in receiving in both receptions (32) and yards (333) as a redshirt junior in 2018…Scored one touchdown…Played right away as a true freshman at Texas Tech…In 24 games over two seasons (2015-16) with the Red Raiders, recorded 27 receptions for 378 yards and one touchdown…Majored in sociology…Native of La Mirada, Calif.
Kevin Davidson – Appeared in 29 games at Princeton, completing 246 of 374 passes for 2,993 yards and 25 touchdowns…As a senior in 2019, set the Ivy League record for touchdown passes in a game with seven (against Bucknell)…Threw five touchdown passes against Brown, becoming the first Princeton player with at least two career games of five or more touchdown passes…Completed 209 of 313 passes for 2,569 yards and 20 touchdowns…Ranks second all-time at Princeton in lowest career interception percentage and yards per attempt and is third all-time in career completion percentage…Honorable mention All-Ivy League selection…East-West Shrine Bowl participant…Posted the fifth-best single-season passing yardage total and fourth-best number of touchdown passes in a season in program history…As a junior in 2018, completed 26 of 39 passes for 299 yards and four touchdowns in lone start for injured All-American John Lovett in win over Brown…Studied economics…Native of Danville, Calif.
Drake Dorbeck – Started 34 of 39 games at left tackle at Southern Mississippi…As a redshirt senior in 2019, was a second team All-Conference USA selection…Won the Kent Hull Trophy for top offensive lineman in the state of Mississippi…One of three players to start every game on the offensive line… Helped the team compile the fifth-fewest sacks allowed in the league last year…Assisted with the best passing attack in Conference USA as the Golden Eagles average 289.5 yards per game…Named All-Conference USA honorable mention as a redshirt sophomore in 2017, allowing just one sack and four quarterback pressures on the year…Majored in kinesiology…Native of Vicksburg, Miss.
A.J. Green – Played in 40 games with 147 tackles, six interceptions, 21 passes defensed, two forced fumbles and one interception returned for a touchdown…As a senior in 2019, was a semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe Award, which is presented to the nation’s top defensive back…Second team All-Big 12 honoree as voted by the Associated Press…Honored by the OSU coaches with the Vernon Grant Award for outstanding leadership, spirit and enthusiasm…Earned second team All-Big 12 honors as voted by the league’s coaches as a junior in 2018…Received second team Academic All-Big 12 honors and was recognized by the Oklahoma State coaches with the Barry Sanders Award for making the greatest contribution to the team with the least recognition as a sophomore in 2017…Tied for second in the Big 12 with four interceptions…Native of DeSoto, Texas…Cousin Alex Harding plays for the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury; cousin Marcus Harden plays for Georgia’s football team; cousin David Harden plays for the Memphis football team; and cousin Briana Holman plays for Nebraska’s volleyball team.
Brian Herrien – Rushed 277 times for 1,413 yards and 13 touchdowns in 52 career games at Georgia…Caught 28 passes for 167 yards and a pair of scores…Played in 12 games as a senior in 2019…Was the team’s second-leading rusher with 490 yards on 103 carries and six touchdowns…Also caught 16 passes for 110 yards and one touchdown…Co-winner of Frank Sinkwich Award as team’s toughest player…Played in all 14 games as a junior in 2018, recording 295 yards on 50 carries with three touchdowns…Added one receiving score…Gained 265 yards on 61 carries and one touchdown in 14 games as a sophomore in 2017…Appeared in 12 games as a true freshman in 2016, posting 363 yards on 63 carries and three touchdowns…Recipient of the Leon Farmer Athletic Scholarship…Majored in communication studies…Native of Douglasville, Ga.
Jameson Houston – Played in 48 career games, posting 86 tackles, 17 pass breakups, one interception, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries…Started all 14 games as a redshirt senior in 2019, finishing with 44 tackles, one fumble recovery, one interception and eight pass breakups…Earned first team Academic All-Big 12, All-Big 12 honorable mention (coaches) and Postseason All-Texas College Team (DCTF)…Played in 12 games as a redshirt junior in 2018, collecting nine tackles and three pass breakups…Saw action in 11 games, adding 18 tackles and a pass breakup as a redshirt sophomore in 2017…Played in 11 games with 15 tackles, four pass breakups, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery as a redshirt freshman in 2016…Majored in health, kinesiology and leisure studies…Native of Austin, Texas…Cousin, Storm Woods, played football at Oregon State.
Benny LeMay – Played in 43 career games, rushing 596 times for 3,232 yards and 22 scores…Registered 54 receptions for 640 yards and six touchdowns…2020 East-West Shrine Bowl Offensive MVP…Charlotte’s all-time FBS rushing leader and ranks second overall all-time…Second all-time with 28 career touchdowns…Two straight 1,000-yard rushing seasons (2018 and 2019)…Only 49er to eclipse 1,000 rushing yards in two seasons…2019 first team All-Conference USA (coaches)…2019 first team All-C-USA by Pro Football Focus and Phil Steele…Second all-time with 14 career 100-yard games…Holds school record with four rushing touchdowns in a game…49ers top rusher in 2017, 2018 and 2019…Majored in geography…Native of Matthews, N.C…Brother, Uriah, was a receiver at Charlotte and other brother, Christian, was a quarterback at Jacksonville State.
Jovante Moffatt – Appeared in 55 career games, posting 313 tackles, five interceptions, 17 passes defensed, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery…His 313 tackles rank tied for fifth in school history…Set the program’s games played record with 55…Started all 12 games as a redshirt senior in 2019…Earned honorable mention All-C-USA honors…Ended the season with a team-best 98 tackles, a career-high three interceptions and one pass breakup…Played in four games, tallying 36 tackles, one interception, five passes defensed and one forced fumble as a senior in 2018 before being redshirted…Started all 13 games as a junior in 2017, earning honorable mention All-Conference USA…Finished with a career-best 101 total tackles to lead the team and added three pass breakups, one interception, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery…Earned the team’s Grinder Award for safeties…Earned the Grinder Award and Most Improved Award for safeties as a sophomore in 2016…Played all 13 games (12 starts) and was second on the team with 76 stops and three pass breakups…Played in 13 games as a freshman in 2015…Majored in leisure sport and tourism studies…Native of Union City, Tenn.
George Obinna – Played in 46 career games, posting 136 tackles, 33.5 sacks, four forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries…Named FCS second team All-America by the AFCA and third team from STATS and Associated Press as a redshirt senior in 2019…Was a first team All-Big Sky selection and earned the team’s Ray Clemons Defensive MVP award…Joined two others as the only Hornet players to be named All-America by the AP, STATS and the AFCA in the same season in program history…Set the Sacramento State single-season (14.0) and career record for sacks (33.5)…Recorded multiple sacks in five games…Limited by injury in 2018…Named first team All-Big Sky at defensive end, finishing with 23 tackles and 8.5 sacks as a redshirt junior in 2017…Posted 31 tackles and 4.5 sacks as a redshirt sophomore in 2016…Led the Hornets with 5.5 sacks and 33 tackles as a redshirt freshman in 2015…Majored in computer science…Native of Tracy, Calif…Last name pronounced o-BEE-nuh.
Alex Taylor – Started all 11 games as a senior in 2019 at South Carolina State…Didn’t play football until his junior year of high school, before signing a football scholarship at Appalachian State…Spent two years in the Mountaineers program before transferring to South Carolina State after the 2016 season…Spent 2017 as a member of the South Carolina State basketball team before being discovered by the school’s offensive line coach…A All-America honoree, two-time All-MEAC selection and five-time MEAC Offensive Lineman of the Week recipient…Was the only player from an Historically Black College (HBCU) to be invited to the NFL Combine this year, while also earning an invite to the Reese’s Senior Bowl…Native of Moncks Corner, S.C…Uncle, Pierson Prioleau, won Super Bowl XLIV with the New Orleans Saints as a safety.
Jeffery Whatley – Played in 39 games, totaling 61 tackles and 4.5 sacks…As a redshirt senior in 2019, shared the team lead with 4.5 sacks while finishing the campaign with 39 stops,…His tackle and sack figures last season were exceeded his three-year totals entering the year…Earned All-Sun Belt Conference second-team honors…As a redshirt junior in 2018, was credited with 12 tackles in 12 games…Appeared in 11 game as a redshirt sophomore in 2017, recording 10 tackles…Saw action in four games as a redshirt freshman in 2016…Majored in history with a leisure studies minor…Native of Midland City, Ala.
Nate Wieting – Appeared in 40 career games with 13 receptions for 185 yards…As a redshirt senior in 2019, played in 11 games with nine starts, posting 10 catches for 117 yards…Three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree…Won the Brett Greenwood Award, presented to a walk-on who embodies the values and behaviors of former Hawkeye walk-on Brett Greenwood…Played in 12 games with two starts as a redshirt junior in 2018, adding two catches for 51 yards…Saw action in seven games with one reception for 17 yards as a redshirt sophomore in 2017…Earned the Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award…Started three of 10 games as a redshirt freshman in 2016…Won the Team Leader Award on offense after redshirting as a walk-on in 2015…Majored in biochemistry (pre-medicine)…Native of Rockford, Ill…Last name pronounced WHEAT-ing.