Browns add third WR in first 5 rounds in Jordan Payton

With their first pick in the fifth round, the Browns selected their third wide receiver of the draft in UCLA's Jordan Payton

BEREA-- The Browns are making up for the Ray Farmer era.

After drafting just one receiver during Farmer's rein as general manager, the Browns have added three wide receivers thus far in the first five rounds. After drafting Corey Coleman with their first pick, they drafted Ricardo Louis in the fourth round and then Jordan Payton from UCLA with their first pick in the fifth round. In addition, they drafted Seth DeValve from Princeton, but declared that he will be listed as a tight end.

Payton (6-1, 213) became UCLA's all-time reception leader with 201 receptions and made at least one catch in his final 29 games. Some of the draft experts have listed Payton as a possession-type receiver. Payton had 78 catches with five touchdowns in 2015.

"Overall, I feel I play extremely hard," Payton said. "Whether I am labeled a possession receiver or whatever, I just feel blessed and am ready to do what is asked for me."

Payton thinks the Browns are the perfect place for him.

"I feel I landed in the best place with coach (Hue) Jackson and can't wait to get started in Cleveland."


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