Stud: Antonio Callaway, Wide Receiver
I have to admit, I was overly critical of the Browns drafting Antonio Callaway — and more critical when they looked the other way after he was cited for marijuana possession and driving on a suspended license. What was most concerning to me in that tale was that Callaway hid the truth from the team, rather than coming clean.
Maybe it was overreaction here, but that should be understandable given how many times the Browns were burnt by Josh Gordon. To their credit though, they looked at Callaway for who he is and not who Josh is. And after Week 2, we see why they wanted the young guy to break through and become a player for them.
He shook off a dropped pass to come up with a nice third-down conversion at one point in the game which was a great sign. Even better was the catch he made on fourth-down to give the Browns life. His 47-yard touchdown catch showed off his speed as he caught a ball that may have been overthrown if it were headed toward any other receiver on this roster.
With just three catches he finished with 81 yards and his first career touchdown. Unfortunately, it wasn’t a game winner, but it was the kind of clutch play that could have been.