In the first shocking move of Saturday’s NFL Draft action, the Cleveland Browns traded up in the fourth round with New England to select former Florida wide receiver Antonio Callaway.
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Despite being one of the most-talented receivers in the class, multiple NFL teams had Callaway completely off their draft boards. Callaway’s off-field issues with Florida included felony grand theft charges and sexual assault allegations. Most recently, Callaway failed a drug test at the NFL Scouting Combine earlier in the year.
Callaway did not play a single game for Florida this past season for disciplinary reasons.
In moving up just nine spots in the fourth round, Cleveland yielded an additional sixth-round pick to New England in the trade.
It’s definitely a risky move for first-year Browns GM John Dorsey and Co.