5 Best Cleveland Browns sixth-round draft picks since 1999
No. 4: Damion Ratley, WR
Coming in at number four on the list of the best sixth-round draft picks the Cleveland Browns have made since 1999 is…Damion Ratley. The speedy product of Texas A&M was selected by the Browns in the sixth round of the 2018 NFL draft.
Drafted as an afterthought, Ratley was drafted two rounds after John Dorsey and the Browns selected wide receiver, Antonio Callaway. Fast forward two seasons and after the smoke has cleared, both literally and figuratively, Ratley has managed to hang on to his roster spot and see increased playing time.
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Listed at 6-foot-2 and 200 pounds, Ratley is one of the Browns’ largest receivers. Coming into the league, Ratley was clocked at a blistering 4.39 in the 40-yard dash at his pro day at Texas A&M. Now with two seasons under his belt, Ratley is facing a make or break season.
In the season finale of the 2019 season, Ratley and Baker Mayfield connected on a 46-yard touchdown. The score marked the first for Ratley in the NFL. In what figures to be a competitive wide receiver room, Ratley was able to put some positive plays on tape in his sophomore campaign and will be looking to take that momentum into the offseason.
Although he didn’t catch many passes in 2019, logging in only 12 receptions, 11 of those were good for first downs. While those numbers won’t turn many heads, they are good enough to land Ratley at number four on this list.