HOWLAND - It was a mixture of old and new Thursday night at the Wing Warehouse.
Numerous Browns fans gathered at Wing Warehouse on Elm Road to watch the first round of the NFL draft, but also to see former Cleveland Brown Eric Metcalf, who signed autographs and posed for pictures.
With the sixth overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Browns selected Barkevious Mingo, a defensive end from Louisiana State University, who will become a linebacker. With the 16th overall pick, the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted outside linebacker Jarvis Jones from Georgia.
Michael Hilas of Warren gets his photo taken with former Cleveland Brown Eric Metcalf during a Draft Party at Wing Warehouse on Elm Road for the NFL Draft Thursday evening.
Niles resident Steve Moss, 48, said he's been a Browns fan since he was 5. He came to see Metcalf dressed in football pants with a Browns jersey and a huge welding helmet made in the shape of the Cleveland "Dawg" emblem.
He also was excited the Browns used their first-round pick on Mingo.
"I think he's going to help," he said. "With the defense they're going to run, you're going to need five or six linebackers, so it kind of fits into what they're going to do."