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Temple WR Robby Anderson Meets with Browns

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Another wideout meets the new regime.

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The Cleveland Browns are leaving no stone unturned in the search for a game-breaking wideout in the 2016 NFL Draft.

The club met with Temple wide receiver Robby Anderson on Tuesday, according to CBSSports.com's Jason La Canfora.

The team does not confirm pre-draft meetings, but Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon-Journal also reported the news on Tuesday.

A little-known 6'3, 190 pound product out of Temple, Anderson seems like an interesting character.

Anderson joined the Owls in 2011, redshirting his freshman year. He played little in 2012, mostly on special teams. Then, before the 2013 season, Anderson quit, returning to his home state of Florida. However, Anderson asked to return late in the summer, and did so as a walk-on. After sitting out the first two games of the year, Anderson became a mainstay in the offense, catching all nine of his touchdown passes in the final five games.

Here's where things become even more interesting.

According to PennLive.com, Anderson became ineligible in January 2014. As an April Fool's Joke, one Temple site (Temple Football Forever) wrote a joke piece about Anderson returning to the program for a second time. Then in September 2015, Anderson did actually return again, fulfilling the academic requirements via summer school classes.

Anderson made the most of his second chance, hauling in 70 catches for 939 yards and seven touchdowns. However, as his NFL.com profile noted, portions of Anderson's game fell off and he often dropped catchable passes following a season off.

The Fort Lauderdale native is not expected to be drafted until day three, ranked 53rd out of 417 wideouts in the draft class, according to NFLDraftScout.com.

Will the Browns take a chance on Anderson? The move seems unlikely, due to Anderson's checkered past and limited upside, but anything is possible.