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2018 NFL Draft: Cleveland Browns Pick WR Antonio Callaway at No. 105 in 4th Round

The Browns take a chance on a receiver.

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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.

Scouting Reports

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:

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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