No NFL team has more draftees to lock up than the Browns, who selected 14 players in this year’s draft, averaging two picks per round. The team has begun to put a dent into its rookie class, announcing today that six draft picks, including first-round wide receiver Corey Coleman, have officially signed contracts.
Here’s the full list of Cleveland draftees that have formally put pen to paper so far:
- 1-15: Corey Coleman, WR (Baylor)
- 5-154: Jordan Payton, WR (UCLA) (previously reported)
- 5-168: Spencer Drango, OL (Baylor)
- 5-172: Rashard Higgins, WR (Colorado State)
- 5-173: Trey Caldwell, CB (Louisiana-Monroe)
- 7-250: Scooby Wright, LB (Arizona) (previously reported)
In addition to securing their top pick, the Browns have now signed their last five selections as well, leaving eight unsigned players in between — that list includes second-round pass rusher Emmanuel Ogbah, along with three third-round picks and four fourth-rounders.
Coleman, who figures to be catching passes from either Robert Griffin III or Josh McCown in his rookie season, will get a four-year deal worth about $11.655MM, with a signing bonus of $6.676MM and a first-year cap hit of $2.119MM, according to Over the Cap’s data. Coleman’s contract will also feature a fifth-year option for 2020, allowing Cleveland to control him for an extra season.
The Browns’ selection of Coleman at No. 15 overall last month was the result of multiple trades down, first from No. 2, then from No. 8.
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