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2017 NFL Draft: BYU safety Kai Nacua signs free-agent deal with Cleveland Browns

The BYU ballhawk will get his shot in the NFL.

Boise State v BYU Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images

BYU safety Kai Nacua has signed an undrafted free agent deal with the Cleveland Browns.

Nacua picked off 14 passes in his BYU career, good for fourth all-time at the school, and returned two for touchdowns.

As a senior, he totaled 48 tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss to go along with six interceptions.

At 6-foot-2, Nacua may be smaller than desired as an NFL safety, but his athleticism, game tape and knack for the ball clearly drew enough attention to get him a shot.

At his Pro Day workout in Provo, he ran a 4.50 40-yard dash, benched 225 pounds 15 times and posted a 39-inch vertical leap.

The vertical leap, if done at the NFL Combine, would have tied for 10th among all athletes.

His top performance at BYU came as a junior in 2015 when he picked off Boise State three times in a home game, one returned for a touchdown to seal a comeback win shortly after a signature Tanner Mangum miracle to take the lead.