1. Tyrie Cleveland, Florida Gators
Another Florida Gator? Absolutely. Tyrie Cleveland has much more going for him than his last name, especially if the Browns are looking to add a speedy deep threat in the sixth round.
When the Browns released Antonio Callaway, it seemed as if they lost a true downfield burner, despite having Beckham Jr. on the roster. Cleveland is the perfect replacement, especially in the sixth round, as the majority of his production with the Gators happened downfield, averaging over 16 yards per catch.
Although he was bested by aforementioned Van Jefferson, Cleveland was a highly recruited receiver out of high school and still has some NFL potential. He ran a 4.46 40-yard dash at the combine.
Cleveland’s 6-foot-3 height makes him larger than the typical NFL fast guy. This allows him to be slightly more skilled in contested catch situations, something that Callaway struggled with during his time with the Browns.
Speaking of Callaway, Cleveland carries some of the same off the field baggage. During his freshman year, Cleveland was arrested for shooting airsoft guns at and into a dormitory, breaking windows.
The video of Cleveland and his teammate shooting into a dorm room is just weird and unsettling. He definitely had some questions to answer during meetings.