BEREA: The Browns traded up in the fourth round of the NFL Draft to select troubled but talented Florida wide receiver Antonio Callaway at No. 105 overall on Saturday.

Callaway is the most talented receiver in this year’s class, ESPN analyst Mel Kiper Jr. said, but the player has many off-field red flags in his background.

He pleaded no contest to possession of drug paraphernalia in July 2017 and admitted to NFL Network he smoked marijuana several weeks before the 2018 scouting combine, where he submitted a diluted drug test sample last month.

An NFL scout told draft analyst Dane Brugler the following about Callaway: “He’ll fail at least one drug test in the NFL. Put that in your guide.”

He was suspended for the 2017 season for involvement with a credit card fraud scheme. Felony charges were dropped after a plea deal was reached.

He was suspended for 2016 spring practices during a sexual assault investigation and later cleared of three charges by a Title IX hearing officer.

An AFC team pro personnel director told NFL.com: “I just watched [Callaway]. Really natural athlete and pretty good player but there are just too many headaches to deal with so I can’t see us taking a chance on him. Our owner will say no and I don’t even think we would put him on our board to be honest.”

Callaway, 5-foot-10 5/8 and 200 pounds, had 89 catches for 1,399 yards and seven touchdowns in two seasons at Florida.

The Browns traded a fourth-round choice (No. 114 overall) and a sixth-round pick (No. 178) to the New England Patriots for the fourth-round selection (No. 105) Cleveland used on Callaway, 21, who posted a time of 4.41 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the combine.

Callaway, who served as the primary punt returner at Florida, became the third-fastest player in school history to reach 1,000 career receiving yards. Of his 89 catches, 21 resulted in gains of 20 yards or more.

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