The Browns announced the signing of rookie offensive lineman Garrett Gilkey on Friday.
A seventh-round pick from Chadron (Neb.) State, Gilkey has reportedly played guard during the Browns’ offseason workouts. He was a left tackle in college.
After the selection of Gilkey, Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski said the lineman’s play at the Senior Bowl caught his eye.
“He went into the Senior Bowl and played very well against those guys and competed,” Chudzinski said, according to the Browns. “. . . He has lined up against guys from Florida State, North Carolina and everywhere else and looked like he fit right in. It didn’t faze him one bit. He’s a tough guy and has the kind of attitude that we want.”
Chudzinski also noted that Gilkey “has really good feet for a big man and can bend very well.”
Off the field, Gilkey is notable for his public stance against bullying, something he has said he encountered in high school.