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Fri May 11, 2012, 06:03 PM

Mitchell Schwartz follows his big brother into the NFL while parents kvell

(Cleveland Jewish News/JTA) — The Cleveland deli scene might see a new patron when Mitchell Schwartz arrives in town on Thursday, May 10, for the Cleveland Browns’ rookie minicamp. The team selected him with the 37th overall pick in last week’s NFL Draft.

“Matza ball soup or a nice deli sandwich. And of course in the winter, latkes warm you up. I’m sure I’ll eat a lot of everything once the season starts,” Schwartz said from his hometown of Los Angeles as he rattled off some of his favorite Jewish comfort foods.

The Browns hope the 22-year-old right tackle from the University of California Berkeley will shore up the right side of the offensive line, an area of concern after a disappointing 4-12 season last year.

When Schwartz’s cell phone rang during the second day of the draft on April 27, he said emotions in his house ran pretty high.


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