UPDATE: Cleveland Browns select LSU linebacker Jacob Phillips with 97th pick in 2020 NFL Draft

Phillips led the SEC in tackling in 2019, and was ranked 7th overall

UPDATE: Cleveland Browns select LSU linebacker Jacob Phillips with 97th pick in 2020 NFL Draft
LSU safety Grant Delpit celebrates during the first half of a NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game against Clemson Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in New Orleans. (Source: David J. Phillip)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The Cleveland Browns have selected LSU linebacker Jacob Phillips with their 97th pick in the 3rd round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

Earlier this evening, the Browns selected defensive tackle Jordan Elliott from Missouri with the 88th pick in the third round, and the team drafted safety Grant Delpit out of LSU with the 44th pick in the second round.

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Missouri defensive lineman Jordan Elliott runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020.
Missouri defensive lineman Jordan Elliott runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. (Source: Charlie Neibergall)
Mississippi State running back Kylin Hill (8) is tackled by LSU linebacker Jacob Phillips (6) during the first half of their NCAA college football game in Starkville, Miss., Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019. LSU won 36-13.
Mississippi State running back Kylin Hill (8) is tackled by LSU linebacker Jacob Phillips (6) during the first half of their NCAA college football game in Starkville, Miss., Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019. LSU won 36-13. (Source: Rogelio V. Solis)

Delpit had two sacks in 2019 for the LSU Tigers. In total, Delpit had 65 tackles on the season. He also forced one fumble, according to ESPN.

Elliott had 44 total tackles for Missouri during the 2019 season. He also had 2.5 sacks on the season, according to ESPN.

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In 2019 as a junior, Phillips led the Tigers with 113 tackles and he was also the leading tackler in the SEC.

Cleveland’s front office said they will receive the 160th pick in the fifth round of the draft.

The Browns have also traded their seventh-round draft pick in this years draft, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported.

Thursday night in round one, the Browns selected Alabama OL Jedrick Wills Jr. with the 10th overall pick in the draft.

According to PFF Draft, Wills Jr. career at Alabama has respectable stats: 929 pass-block snaps and only one quarterback sack allowed.

Return to 19 News throughout the night as this story will be updated with the Browns picks, and possible trades.

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