Still ignoring an apparent need for a wide receiver, the Cleveland Browns selected Iowa linebacker Christian Kirksey in the third round of the NFL draft. Kirksey was taken with the No. 71 overall pick on Friday night. The 6-foot-1, 233-pound Kirksey is expected to play inside linebacker for Cleveland.
He had 105 tackles last season, playing outside linebacker for the Hawkeyes. He made 38 starts and played in 49 games in college. Earlier, the Browns selected Nevada offensive tackle Joel Bitonio at No. 35.
The Houston Texans have selected Iowa tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz with the first pick of the third round.
Despite their need at quarterback, the Texans have drafted defensive end Jadeveon Clowney with the No. 1 overall pick and guard Xavier Su'a-Filo in the second round before picking up Fiedorowicz with the 65th overall pick.
Fiedorowicz had 30 receptions for 299 yards and six touchdowns last season.
Houston re-signed tight end Garrett Graham this offseason, but lost tight end Owen Daniels in free agency.