Cleveland Browns fans react to Corey Coleman pick
By Thomas Moore
The selection of wide receiver Corey Coleman by the Cleveland Browns was met with a mostly positive reaction.
The Cleveland Browns selected a wide receiver in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft, but it wasn’t the one that many fans expected.
Rather than take Mississippi wide receiver Laquon Treadwell, the Browns opted for the smaller and faster Corey Coleman from Baylor. Coleman is the first wide receiver selected in the first round by the Browns since Braylon Edwards in 2005.
Coleman is the 2015 Biletnikoff Award winner, the first wide receiver from Baylor to earn the honor. He is the latest in an increasing line of NFL wide receivers from the self-styled “WR U,” which includes the likes of Kendall Wright, Terrance Williams and, of course, Josh Gordon. Coleman led the FBS in touchdown receptions in 2015 and was voted a unanimous All-American. He leaves Baylor as the program’s leader in career touchdowns, single-season touchdowns and single-game touchdowns.
After waiting most of the night for the Browns to make a pick after trading down from No. 8 to No. 15, the selection of Coleman was met with mostly positive reviews:
Barring another trade, the Browns will be back on the clock on Friday at the top of the second round with the No. 32 overall selection. They also have three picks in the third round at No. 65, No. 76 and No. 77.