Jordan Payton, WR, UCLA – 2016

Browns, Round 5.

Postseason events: NFL Combine and Senior Bowl.

Positives: Above-average height and bulk for the position, with great hand size. Above-average acceleration off the line. Able to get physical with cornerbacks to get open. Consistently above-average, soft hands, and extends well when stationary. Able to make tough catches in traffic. Able to go to ground for off-target passes. Runs tough after the catch with good balance and leverage. Keeps his balance after contact. Fair downfield run blocker. Above-average track speed for the position and size.

Negatives: Doesn’t consistently get good positioning against defensive backs on back-shoulder passes. Suspect tracking over his inside shoulder. Suspect ball security after the catch and holds the ball too low. Below-average vertical leap and lower-body explosiveness in Combine drills. Below-average ability to change directions with burst in Combine drills.

Pre-Draft Projection: Round 4.

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