There’s a reason Greg Newsome II was taken with the No. 26 pick by the Cleveland Browns. The former Northwestern star was one of the top cornerbacks in this year’s NFL Draft class.

Newsome is getting his first taste of life at the next level as the Browns have opened up training camp. It’s a learning process for anyone making the transition from college to the NFL, but it can be particularly tricky for defensive backs.

In an interview with Bally Sports Cleveland, Newsome talked briefly about his transition from Northwestern to Cleveland.

“I think it was kinda the same transition as being a freshman in college,” Newsome said. “You know, you’re gonna have your highs, you’re gonna have your lows, but as long as you stay poised and know that you belong, then you’ll be alright.”

Newsome was a star cornerback at Northwestern over his three seasons. He was credited with 71 stops, 20 pass break-ups an interception and a fumble recovery during his time with the Wildcats. Last year, he played a vital role on a team that won a B1G West title.

Making the transition from college football to the NFL is no easy task. But it sounds like Newsome still has a lot of confidence in his ability.