Draft Scout Snapshot: A closer look at the Browns' picks: Round 3/68 - Leon McFadden, CB, 5-10, 193, San Diego State...McFadden can play corner or nickel. The Browns need a player at both positions. He was a four-year starter for the Aztecs and led his team with three interceptions last year. He returned two for touchdowns. QUOTES TO NOTE: "I believe my ball skills are very good, my man-to-man coverage, I became a lot more aggressive in the last couple years. My IQ for football, studying my opponent is really big for me." - Browns third-round draft pick, cornerback Leon McFadden. - The Sports Xchange
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08/26/13 - CB Leon McFadden is back from a groin injury just in time to make an impression on the coaches.
McFadden intercepted two passes in practice on Thursday while lining up as the nickel back. He also played the nickel against the Colts while Chris Owens rested a sore foot. The third-round draft choice from San Diego State responded with four tackles and a pass breakup, but he also had his hands full with veteran Reggie Wayne. Wayne caught seven passes for 79 yards.
08/09/13 - CB Leon McFadden is out indefinitely with a groin injury.
07/22/13 - The Cleveland Browns announced Friday that they signed third-round draft pick Leon McFadden to a four-year contract.
Financial terms were not released on the deal, which was announced on rookie reporting day Friday.
McFadden, a defensive back, is trying to become the starting cornerback opposite Joe Haden.
He started 45 of 51 career games at San Diego State.
McFadden's signing came hours after the Browns signed defensive lineman Armonty Bryant, a seventh-round pick.
It leaves first-rounder Barkevious Mingo, the No. 6 overall pick, as the Browns' only unsigned rookie.
04/28/13 - A closer look at the Browns' picks: Round 3/68 - Leon McFadden, CB, 5-10, 193, San Diego State...McFadden can play corner or nickel. The Browns need a player at both positions. He was a four-year starter for the Aztecs and led his team with three interceptions last year. He returned two for touchdowns. QUOTES TO NOTE: "I believe my ball skills are very good, my man-to-man coverage, I became a lot more aggressive in the last couple years. My IQ for football, studying my opponent is really big for me." - Browns third-round draft pick, cornerback Leon McFadden. - The Sports Xchange
03/28/13 - 2013 San Diego State Pro Day: San Diego State and Hawaii held their pro days together in San Diego on March 19. Workouts were held outdoors on FieldTurf. All 32 NFL teams were present, including defensive back coaches from San Diego and tight end coaches from Cincinnati, Philadelphia and San Diego. Leon McFadden, CB (5-11, 192) - McFadden had a 34 1/2-inch vertical and did positional drills. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com
03/24/13 - 2013 San Diego State Pro Day: Some of the scouts on hand for Wednesday's workout at Fresno State had traveled from San Diego State's campus a day earlier where a number of former Aztecs and 10 former Hawaii Warriors had worked out. While the most well-known defensive back at the workout was SDSU's all-conference pick Leon McFadden, the Senior Bowl standout largely stood on his numbers from the combine, though he did register a 34.5-inch vertical jump. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
12/14/12 - 2012 ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST FIRST-TEAM (COACHES & MEDIA): DB Leon McFadden, Sr., San Diego State, has been selected First Team All-Mountain West Conference (Coaches & Media selection) for the 2012 college football season. McFadden became the fifth San Diego State player in school history to earn first-team all-conference accolades in three consecutive seasons and the first since Kirk Morrison from 2002-04. McFadden, who has played in every game since arriving on campus as a true freshman in 2009 and is tied for the most pass breakups in program history, has set career highs this year in tackles (59), solo stops (45), interceptions (3) and forced fumbles (1), while adding 10 PBUs and two interceptions returned for a touchdown. - San Diego State football
10/23/12 - Week 8 Rewind: McFadden, a two-time All-MWC honoree, possesses the athleticism and ball skills (eight career interceptions) to earn an invitation to a prominent senior all-star game and is expected to test well in post-season workouts. Taking his production, consistency and the relative dearth of high-ranking talent at the position this year, McFadden could surprise as a top 100 prospect this year -- just as former Aztec stars Ronnie Hillman (Denver Broncos) and Vincent Brown (San Diego Chargers) did in each of the past two NFL drafts. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
10/23/12 - Week 8 Rewind: I've highlighted the play of Oregon State's Jordan Poyer and Washington's Desmond Trufant in recent weeks but they aren't the only senior cornerbacks turning scouts' heads on the west coast thus far this season. San Diego State's Leon McFadden has lived up to his billing as the Mountain West Conference's preseason Defensive Player of the Year so far by intercepting three passes, two of which he's returned for touchdowns. The 5-10, 190 pounder demonstrated the quick feet, fluid hips and closing speed scouts are looking for at the position in a late night showdown against Nevada. Like many cornerbacks, there were times, however, when McFadden disappointed with his lack of physicality. Specifically, McFadden failed to get an strong initial jam on his assigned receiver when in press coverage and too easily gave up against offensive linemen blocking on screens. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
09/30/12 - Derek Carr threw for 536 yards and five touchdowns to make Fresno State's first Mountain West Conference game a success in a 52-40 victory against San Diego State on Saturday night. Carr completed 42 of 56 passes for the Bulldogs (3-2, 1-0). He is the fourth quarterback in school history to throw for over 500 yards in a game, the first since his brother, David, threw for 531 yards in the 2001 Silicon Valley Classic bowl game against Michigan State. Leon McFadden's 96-yard interception return for a touchdown gave the Aztecs (2-3, 0-1) a 40-36 lead with 9:09 remaining in the third quarter. But Carr hit Isaiah Burse with a 31-yard scoring toss to give Fresno State the lead back, 43-40. After a Bulldogs field goal, Carr found Rashad Evans for a 5-yard TD pass for the final margin. Fresno State had three 100-yard receivers: Evans had 10 catches for 100 yards and three TDs, Josh Harper nine for 120 yards and a score, and Davante Adams eight for 102 yards. Ryan Katz passed for 160 yards and two touchdowns and led San Diego State rushers with 89 yards on 13 carries, including a 67-yarder. - AP Sports