They traded it to the Houston Texans, who chose Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson.
In exchange, the Browns got the No. 25 pick this year and Houston’s first round pick in next year’s draft.
They used the 25th pick to select Jabrill Peppers, a versatile star player at Michigan whose NFL position has been the subject of some consternation for draft analysts.
He played safety, cornerback and linebacker while also returning kicks and punts and moonlighting on offense during his time in Ann Arbor.
Cleveland then traded back into the first round to select Miami tight end David Njoku.
For the right to select him at No. 29, the Browns sent the Packers their second round pick (No. 33 overall) and a fourth-rounder (No. 108).