Cleveland Browns select Corey Coleman with 15th pick in 2016 NFL Draft


WACO, TX – OCTOBER 24: Corey Coleman #1 of the Baylor Bears celebrates after the Bears beat the Iowa State Cyclones 45-27 at McLane Stadium on October 24, 2015 in Waco, Texas. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)

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CHICAGO – The Cleveland Browns have selected Corey Coleman with the 15th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.

Coleman, a wide receiver, played at Baylor.

In 2015, Coleman won the Biletnikoff Award, awarded to the top college wide receiver. As a redshirt freshman, he started 10 games and caught 35 passes for 527 yards and two touchdowns.

The Browns initially had the 8th pick, but traded with the Titans last minute.

In a press conference, Executive Vice President of Football Operations Sashi Brown said the team was excited about Coleman joining the team.

“We’re really excited to be here to introduce our first draft pick before he’s able to arrive on campus. (WR) Corey Coleman is a guy that we identified very early, obviously a tremendously productive, dynamic playmaker. We’re tremendously excited to have executed our plan coming into the draft and really throughout the offseason. We probably bounced around a little bit more than maybe our fans wanted us to, but we positioned ourselves to pick up what was our top-rated wide receiver but also position ourselves to pick a couple of additional players this weekend. We’re really excited to add a dynamic player to our offense. It is something that we haven’t had in the past year or recent years, with Corey’s speed, tenacity and ability to turn small plays into long plays. We’re really excited to bring him here and make him a Cleveland Brown.”

Here are the Browns first round picks from the last few years:

Pick #12 – Defensive Tackle Danny Shelton, Washington
Pick #19 – Offensive Tackle/Center Cameron Erving, Florida State
Pick #8 – Cornerback Justin Gilbert, Oklahoma State
Pick #22 – Quarterback Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M
Pick #6 – Outside Linebacker/Defensive End Barkevious Mingo, LSU
Pick #3 – Running Back Trent Richardson, Alabama
Pick #22 – Quarterback Brandon Weeden, Oklahoma State
Pick #21 – Defensive Tackle Phil Taylor, Baylor

Stick with Fox 8 and for more 2016 NFL Draft coverage.

The draft continues on Friday with second and third round selections. Selections for the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh rounds will be on Saturday.

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