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Browns confident Ifo Ekpre-Olomu will get healthy

Heading into his senior season at Oregon, cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu was viewed as a likely first-round draft pick. But Ekpre-Olomu suffered a torn ACL in December, and his draft stock plummeted.

The Browns selected Ekpre-Olomu in the seventh round, and they think they got a steal. General Manager Ray Farmer said the Browns’ medical staff believes Ekpre-Olomu’s injury, while severe, is one that he can fully recover from.

“We felt like we were getting the right kind of guy that we knew had talent,” Farmer said. “He suffered an unfortunate injury. We are confident he will get healthy.”

The Browns will take it slow with Ekpre-Olomu, and it’s possible that he won’t play at all as a rookie. But if things go well, the Browns may add a first-round talent to their defense in 2016, at the minor cost of a seventh-round pick in 2015.