Browns select RB Chubb with 35th overall pick


The Cleveland Browns selected running back Nick Chubb with the 35th overall pick, their second pick in the second round.

The pick was announced by Browns great Jim Brown, the franchise’s all-time leading rusher.

Chubb starred in the backfield for Georgia, rushing for 1,345 yards and 15 touchdowns in 2017.

In four seasons at Georgia he rushed for 4,769 yards (second all-time in SEC history) and 44 touchdowns. He also had 31 receptions and four touchdown receptions.

Chubb joins a Browns backfield that already includes Carlos Hyde and Duke Johnson.

The Browns opened the second round by selecting guard Austin Corbett with the 33rd overall pick.

Chubb is the second Georgia running back drafted in the 2018 draft as Sony Michel was taken by the New England Patriots in the first round. Georgia is the first school with multiple running backs taken within the first two rounds of same draft since Arkansas in 2008 when Darren McFadden and Felix Jones were selected in the first round.

ESPN Stats & Information contributed to this report.


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