The Browns Finally Won a Draft

Round Five:

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The Browns selected Jordan Payton with their first pick in the fifth round.  6’1 207 pounds is a stockier size for a wide receiver.  Strong kid that helps him battle for the ball with corners.  Payton lacks the speed that most would like in a receiver. He’s a slow route runner, prototypical possession receiver.  With the next

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With the next selection, the Browns selected Spencer Drango, guard, Baylor.  I am not sure what it is with the Browns and Baylor Bears, but there is a connection there. At 6’6 315 pounds, Drango could easily swing outside and play guard.  The issue with Baylor lineman is going from a spread offense to a pro-style offense.  At his size, he is a strong guy who can move people at will, but is slow in his blocking and does not move great.

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Later in the round, the Browns selected Rashard Higgins, WR, Colorado State.  “Hollywood” comes from a pro style offense where he flourished.  I really liked Higgins headed into the draft.  He can create separation and has excellent hands, but his 4.6 40 time dropped him quickly.

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The very next pick, the Browns selected Trey Caldwell, DB, Louisiana-Monroe.  At only 5’9 and 186 pounds, Caldwell is extremely undersized but possesses a lot of physical tools that could work in adding depth to the secondary and contributing on special teams.

Payton Grade: A-

Drango Grade: C+

Higgins Grade: A

Caldwell Grade: B-

Overall Round Grade: B+

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