5. Antonio Callaway
Antonio Callaway had tons of pressured heaped on his shoulder right from the onset.
A fourth-round pick out of Florida who didn’t even play college football last year, the Browns were eager to press him into action because, well, they had no one else.
Remember, Josh Gordon wasn’t here early on in camp. Then, when Gordon became eligible, the Browns dealt him.
Rashard Higgins was lost in injury and Callaway had no other choice to accept the No. 2 receiving option.
There’s been some good, there’s been some bad, but his effort in Cincinnati is most certainly something to build on.
Callaway caught four of his five targets of the Bengals, but more importantly, three of his catches were for first down.
This is important because it shows maturity on Callaway’s part. He’s not just making catches in garbage time, he’s making significant plays that help move the chains.
He had 62 yards and was on the receiving end of one of Mayfield’s four passing touchdowns.
He now has 30 catches for388 yards and three touchdowns. With five games remaining, those stats will jump a little in what will ultimately viewed as solid rookie season for the Florida product.