It didn’t take long for offensive lineman Shon Coleman to reunite with one of his former Auburn teammates.
The Cleveland Browns selected wide receiver Ricardo Louis with the 16th pick (114th overall) in the fourth round less than 24 hours after drafting Coleman.
Louis the second of four SEC receivers selected in the round — Georgia’s Malcolm Mitchell went to New England (114th overall), Pharoh Copper went to the Los Angeles Rams (117th overall) and Demarcus Robinson went to Kansas City (126th overall).
The 6-foot-2, 215-pounder led Auburn with 46 catches for 716 yards and three touchdowns his senior season. He finished in the program’s top 15 receivers all-time in receptions (98) and career yards (1,338).
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Louis helped his draft prospects with a strong performance in front of scouts at the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl and a 4.43 in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine. Louis’ time was fourth best at his position and just outside the top 10 overall times.
Cleveland used its first round pick (15th overall) on Baylor wide receiver Corey Coleman.