April 29, 2016

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NFL Draft: Browns pick Coleman ‘ready to rock’

BEREA — Corey Coleman said his eyes widened as he looked down at his phone and saw an Ohio number on the screen. The Cleveland Browns were calling to make the Baylor wide receiver the No. 15 pick in the NFL Draft on Thursday night. “They asked me if I’m ready to roll,” Coleman said. Read More…

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…

Commentary: Give Browns credit for filling a need by picking a speedy wide receiver, but no credit for creating that need

If NFL Draft picks were victories, the Browns would be on the fast track to the Super Bowl. Alas, they are not — nor do picks translate into wins — so Cleveland finds itself even deeper in the football abyss after the first round of the three-day event. The Browns traded down to accumulate additional Read More…

NFL Draft: Two QBs at the top, then a bunch of Buckeyes

CHICAGO — California love for Jared Goff, and Philadelphia pride for Carson Wentz. It was all about the quarterbacks before Laremy Tunsil’s bizarre tumble down the board at the NFL Draft. Goff went No. 1 overall to the Rams on Thursday for their first pick since they moved to Los Angeles in the offseason. Wentz 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…

NFL Draft: With Rams, Eagles making deals, Chargers with third pick will determine flow

CHICAGO — For once, the key to the first round of the NFL draft doesn’t belong to the team picking first. Or second. With the Rams and Eagles having traded up to secure the top two spots, where they have said they will take quarterbacks, it’s San Diego that likely will determine the flow on 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…

Ingraham: Browns fans ready for the annual letdown known as the NFL Draft

So here we are, NFL Draft Day, or as it’s known in Cleveland, Black Thursday. Why the NFL has never staged its three-day dog-and-pony show in Cleveland is a mystery. It would be ratings gold. There is no league market in which Draft Day is a bigger deal than Cleveland. It’s huge here. Mammoth. It’s 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…