Browns ink top pick Coleman

Published 9:57 pm Saturday, May 14, 2016

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns signed wide receiver Corey Coleman, their first-round draft pick expected to immediately step into the starting lineup.

Coleman was selected with the No. 15 overall pick by the Browns, who traded down from No. 2 and No. 8 before taking the Baylor speedster. Coleman was a two-time winner of the Fred Biletnikoff Award, given to the nation’s top wide receiver. He scored 20 touchdowns last season and should help a Cleveland offense lacking down-field playmakers. Coleman averaged 18.4 yards on 74 catches in 2015.

Coleman’s deal is for four years and worth $11.6 million.

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The Browns signed five other picks: fifth-round wide receiver Jordan Payton from UCLA, fifth-round offensive linemen Spencer Drago from Baylor, fifth-round wide receiver Rashard Higgins from Colorado State, fifth-round defensive back Trey Caldwell from Louisiana Monroe and seventh-round linebacker Scooby Wright from Arizona.