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2020 NFL Draft

5 things to know about new Browns WR Corey Coleman

The pick was official at 9:57 p.m.

Corey Coleman was the No. 15 pick in the draft, the first receiver to be selected in 2016 and the first wide receiver to land with the Browns in the first round since 2005.

That's a mouthful, but there's definitely plenty to say about the 5-foot-11, 190-pound wide receiver who racked up a whopping 20 touchdowns in 2015. Here are the five things that stand out most.

1. The basics

Height: 5-11

Weight: 190

Age: 21

College: Baylor

Hometown: Dallas, Texas

2. The numbers, awards and records

2015: 74 receptions, 1,363 yards, 20 TDs

Career: 173 receptions, 3,009 yards, 35 TDs

Awards: Biletnikoff Award (Nation's best WR), Unanimous All-America, Unanimous All-Big 12 first team.

Baylor records: Career receiving yards per game (85.97), career kick return average (26.04), single-game TD receptions (4).

3. The company

Coleman is just the fourth wide receiver drafted by the Browns since 2011 and the first to be selected in the first round since 2005 (Braylon Edwards). Other first-round receivers for the Browns include Derrick Alexander (1994), Willis Adams (1979) and Hall of Famer Paul Warfield (1964).

Coleman was the first of four wide receivers selected in Thursday's first round. The past 10 "first receivers" in the draft:

2015: Amari Cooper

2014: Sammy Watkins

2013: Tavon Austin

2012: Justin Blackmon

2011: A.J. Green

2010: Demaryius Thomas

2009: Darrius Heyward-Bey

2008: Donnie Avery (2nd round)

2007: Calvin Johnson

2006: Santonio Holmes

4. 'Freakish athlete'

Before his junior season even began, Coleman was honored by as college football's most "freakish" athlete. Coleman did not run at February's NFL Combine because of a recent sports hernia operation but put on a show for scouts at his Pro Day in the following month, posting a 4.37-second 40-yard dash. That was Coleman at "90 percent," he told NFL Network at the time.

Had Coleman posted that time at the Combine, it would have been second-fastest among wide receivers, trailing only Notre Dame's Will Fuller.

5. A story of perseverance

As Coleman emerged as a college football star this past season, details of his tough upbringing were put under the spotlight in multiple ESPN features.

Coleman grew up in a rough, South Dallas neighborhood and learned the game of football by playing in the streets, according to one report.

"We'd be playing tackle football on the street, and you'd hear gunshots," Coleman told ESPN. "My mom would come out and make me come in. And after an hour, I'd sneak back out to play again. That's just the way it was. Police were always coming around. People were getting arrested, and sometimes people got shot. I guess you got used to it."

Coleman grew close to former NFL defensive back Ray Crockett during the early part of his childhood, and Crockett eventually became Coleman's godfather. Both played at Baylor and now both now have NFL on their resume.

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