CLEVELAND — Three weeks after picking him in the fourth round of the 2021 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns announced that they have signed former Ohio State defensive tackle Tommy Togiai to his rookie contract.
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Selected with the No. 132 overall pick in the draft, Togiai spent three seasons with the Buckeyes, tallying 49 tackles, three sacks and a forced fumble in 33 career games. In seven games during his junior season in 2020, the former 4-star prospect totaled 23 tackles, 4.5 tackles for a loss and three sacks throughout Ohio State's run to the College Football Playoff Championship Game.
In arriving in Cleveland, the 6-foot-1, 300-pound Togiai could find immediate playing time in a Browns defensive tackle room that also includes Andrew Billings, Malik Jackson, Jordan Elliott and Sheldon Day. Following the 2021 NFL Draft, Cleveland also signed Florida State defensive tackle Marvin Wilson, who was one of the draft's top undrafted prospects.
Togiai is the fifth member of the Browns' eight-player 2021 draft class to sign his rookie contract, joining offensive lineman James Hudson III, linebacker Tony Fields II, safety Richard LeCounte III and running back Demetric Felton. First-round pick Greg Newsome II, second-round pick Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah and third-round pick Anthony Schwartz currently remain un-signed.
On Thursday's episode of the Locked On Buckeyes podcast, host Jay Stephens was joined by Cleveland.com's Mary Kay Cabot to discuss Togiai's fit with the Browns.