After graduating as UCLA’s leading receiver, Jordan Payton was selected with the 15th pick in the fifth round by the Cleveland Browns.
The 6-foot-1, 207-pound Payton had 201 catches during his UCLA career and was the first receiver to reach the 200 mark.
He was the third former Bruin to be selected in a stretch of seven picks in the fifth round, joining offensive lineman Caleb Benenoch and Paul Perkins. Benenoch and Perkins went back-to-back as the ninth and 10th picks, respectively, in the round.
Cleveland!! Can’t wait to get it going.
— Jordan Payton (@JordanPayton) April 30, 2016
Congrats @JordanPayton !!!
— Devin Fuller (@Devin7Fuller) April 30, 2016
Welcome to the #DawgPound, Jordan Payton!
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) April 30, 2016