With the 105th pick of the 2018 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns selected WR Antonio Callaway (5-11, 200 lbs, Florida). It was the team’s only scheduled pick in the 4th round, and they traded up from No. 114 to get there. Cleveland gave up the 6th rounder they acquired from the Colts yesterday to move up.
With the 105th pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns select ... Antonio Callaway, WR, Florida”— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) April 28, 2018
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Here is a scouting report from CBS Sports’ Dane Brugler:
A two-year starter at Florida, Callaway was the featured weapon on the Gators’ offense during the 2015 and 2016 seasons, lining up across the formation and serving as the primary punt returner. He became the third-fastest player in school history to reach 1,000 career receiving yards, creating explosive plays with 21 of his 89 career catches resulting in 20+ yards. Quick as a hiccup, Callaway has the natural speed and ease of movement to be a home run threat any time he touches the ball. However, his film is riddled with mental mistakes and his poor off-field decision-making deserves scrutiny. Overall, Callaway is a sudden athlete with the playmaking skills to be a NFL starter, but his unreliable focus (both on and off the field) makes it tough to believe he will reach that sky-high potential.
How He Fits the Browns
There is no doubt that this is a risk, considering his background:
Calloway failed a drug test at the #NFLCombine, was suspended for 2016 spring practices (sexual assault charge but was cleared after Title IX investigation), no contest plea to possession drug paraphernalia in July 2017, suspended for 2017 season for using stolen credit card.— Daryl Ruiter (@RuiterWrongFAN) April 28, 2018
But if he can get his head on straight at the NFL level, Callaway can be an upgrade on the back end of the depth chart.
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