May 31, 2016

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Future wide open for Browns

BEREA — When the trades stopped, the Browns chose Baylor receiver Corey Coleman. He won the Biletnikoff Award in 2015 as college football’s top receiver and totaled a school-record 33 touchdown catches in three seasons. He has elite speed and jumping ability and fills a giant need for a Browns roster lacking playmakers. The Browns Read More…

(UPDATED) Browns trade down to No. 15, then take speedy Baylor WR Corey Coleman

BEREA — The Browns were slow to make their first pick of the NFL Draft, trading down twice and from No. 2 to No. 15. When they finally picked, they went fast. The Browns took lightning-quick Baylor receiver Corey Coleman with the 15th pick Thursday night. He was the first receiver taken, the Browns’ top Read More…

NFL Draft: Scott Petrak’s top of the class

Browns reporter Scott Petrak identifies what he thinks are the top picks at every position: OFFENSE Quarterbacks Jared Goff, California: A natural thrower with good downfield accuracy and excellent movement skills in the pocket. At 6-foot-4, 215 pounds, could stand to add about 15 pounds of muscle but projects as a successful starter. Carson Wentz, North Read More…

Browns new regime gets shot at first NFL Draft tonight

The NFL Draft doesn’t begin until tonight at 8, but the new Browns regime already made its first big decision. The bold move last week to trade the No. 2 pick for picks in the next three drafts leaves the Browns with 12 selections this year, including six in the top 100, starting with No. Read More…

Scott Petrak’s 2016 NFL mock draft

Los Angeles — Jared Goff, QB, California Rams traded up from No. 15 to grab their franchise QB. Philadelphia — Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota State Browns dealt this pick after deciding extra picks were more valuable than Wentz. San Diego — Jalen Ramsey, DB, Florida State Chargers go with a great athlete over an Read More…

NFL Draft 2016: Boise State LB Correa could be pass-rushing fit with Browns

Boise State’s Kamalei Correa uses a swim move to blow past the BYU guard, then strips the quarterback. A little while later, he sees an opening and bursts to the QB for a sack after initially being stopped. Explosive plays like these have been far too sporadic for the Browns, which is why they’re again Read More…

NFL Draft: Ole Miss’ Treadwell uses physical play to offset lack of speed

Receiver Laquon Treadwell caught the bubble screen, weaved through the Auburn defense and was fighting for the end zone and an Ole Miss lead in the final two minutes when he was yanked down from behind. His leg was caught underneath in such an awkward position that his left fibula broke and the ankle dislocated. Read More…

NFL Draft 2016: Michigan State QB Connor Cook has skills and stats, but still can’t shake questions about his leadership

Connor Cook is the winningest quarterback in Michigan State history with 34 victories, 23 inside the Big Ten. He’s the school record-holder with 9,194 yards and 71 touchdown passes. He was clutch in big games and is the only two-time MVP of the Big Ten Championship. He looks the part of NFL passer at 6-foot-4, Read More…

NFL Draft 2016: Elyria’s Farris closing in on dream

Chase Farris had gotten lost in the shuffle. The spotlight is finite and was occupied by the Ohio State stars, including the five expected to be picked Thursday in the first round of the NFL Draft and the other nine who attended the scouting combine. Meanwhile, Farris shuttled back and forth from defense to offense Read More…

Browns VP of player personnel Andrew Berry turned down Wall Street for life in NFL front office

BEREA — Andrew Berry was all set to use his Harvard education — a bachelor’s degree in economics and master’s in computer science — on Wall Street as an equity derivatives trader. Then he got a call about an entry-level job in the personnel department for the Indianapolis Colts. “After hearing more about the career Read More…