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Browns select WR Cedric Tillman with No. 74 pick in 2023 NFL Draft

Tillman totaled 1,622 yards and 17 touchdowns across five seasons at Tennessee


The Browns on Friday selected WR Cedric Tillman with the 74th overall pick in the third round of the 2023 NFL Draft.

Tillman, a Las Vegas native, played five college seasons at Tennessee and has a career-best season in 2021 when he caught 64 passes for 1,081 yards and 12 touchdowns, which led the Volunteers. A 6-foot-3 and 213-pound target, Tillman played in six games last season and caught 37 passes for 417 yards and three touchdowns. He missed six games last season due to tightrope ankle surgery.

"He plays to his size," Assistant GM Glenn Cook said. "He's a big, physical young man. He does not say much, per se, but it jumps out on the film. Just his size and the way he makes plays on defenders down the field."

Tillman is third big addition the Browns have added to their receiving room this offseason, joining Elijah Moore and Marquise Goodwin as new players. The top of the receiving depth chart now includes Amari Cooper, Moore, Donovan Peoples-Jones, Tillman, Goodwin and David Bell.

"I'm excited," Tillman said. "I know all those receivers, those are all good receivers. I'm really excited to join them and be a part of the Cleveland Browns receiving group."

The Browns, who received the No. 74 overall pick in their trade with the Jets that also acquired Moore, have seven picks left in the 2023 NFL Draft and will pick next again in the third round at No. 98 overall. They also have two picks each in the fourth and fifth rounds and one pick each in the sixth and seventh rounds.


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Check out photos of Browns 2023 third round pick Cedric Tillman.