Owusu-Koramoah had a heart problem surface late in the draft process, causing him to fall out of the first round, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Owusu-Koramoah was expected by many to be selected in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft, but according to Schefter, a heart issue scared off a number of teams. The linebacker has since been cleared by doctors, but this will be something to monitor moving forward.
The Browns selected Owusu-Koramoah in the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft, 52nd overall.
Owusu-Koramoah was generally projected as a first-round talent, so to land him at the 52nd pick could prove a steal for the Browns. Owusu-Koramoah (6-foot-2, 221 pounds) is undersized for a linebacker, but he was the leading contributor toward a strong Notre Dame run defense, and there are plenty of lighter NFL linebackers that have established a blueprint for how Owusu-Koramoah can fit as a starter, even with a smaller frame. The highly versatile defender will also give the Browns the ability to run some three-safety formations.