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2020 NFL Draft

Cleveland Browns draft Baylor WR Corey Coleman

The Cleveland Browns selected Baylor wide receiver Corey Coleman with the No. 15 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.

Coleman (5-11, 190) won the 2015 Biletnikoff Award after catching 74 passes for 1,363 yards and 20 touchdowns. A two-time All-American, Coleman was similarly impressive as a sophomore, racking up 1,119 yards and 11 touchdowns.

"It's crazy," Coleman said. "I'm so happy. It's a blessing. I'm ready to roll."

It marks the first time Cleveland has selected a wide receiver in the first round since 2005 (Braylon Edwards).

According to Coleman's draft profile, he's a "blur off the snap" who constantly commands attention from safeties because of his ability to get past cornerbacks. He was targeted 39 percent of the time in Baylor's pass-happy offense.

"We were able to add a very dynamic football player to our team in (WR) Corey Coleman," Browns coach Hue Jackson said. "What a tremendous athlete and the suddenness and quickness, and I said earlier, we plan on being very dynamic on offense. This guy truly gives us an opportunity to do that. He's one of the players that obviously was very high on our board. We had an opportunity to take him, and we did. I'm very excited about it."

Coleman has ability as a returner, too, and was more active on that front during the early part of his three-year career at Baylor.

Coleman, 21, enrolled at Baylor in 2012 and redshirted his first season. A Dallas native, Coleman starred at Pearce High School in Richardson, Texas.

"I think he will fit well in the locker room, a great personality," Browns vice president of player personnel Andrew Berry said. "He really sort of lit up the building on his top-30 visit. We are very excited to have him here in Cleveland."

The Browns, who started the day with the No. 8 pick, acquired the No. 15 selection after making a trade with the Tennessee Titans. After the trade, the Browns now hold four picks (32, 65, 76, 77) in Friday's second and third rounds and received an additional second-round pick in 2017.

"We have been in talks with a number of teams that were interested in coming up for a handful of players that teams were interested in," Browns executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown said. "Tennessee was the most aggressive. Obviously, they had a lot of draft picks that they could use. We were able to package something that worked for both sides and move forward with it"

The Cleveland Browns selected Baylor wide receiver Corey Coleman with the No. 15 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.

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