The Browns Grab a Receiver
Travis Wilson

Posted Apr 29, 2006

The Browns added a potential weapon on offense with the evening's last pick, snaring Oklahoma wideout Travis Wilson. Wilson was ranked the seventh best receiver available in this year's draft by's draft experts...


In one sense, the Browns got a bargain in WR Travis Wilson. With the 78th pick in the draft, Phil Savage called the name of the 77th best player available, according to Scout's draft experts. The Oklahoma receiver is unlikely to make as big a splash as last year's pick, Charlie Frye, but he's got a lot of potential.

Wilson was slowed by a foot injury during his senior year, which caused his numbers and draft position to fall off as he posted 310 yards on 25 receptions. The prior year, however, Wilson had a career-high 660 yards on fifty receptions.

A tallish receiver at 6-2, Wilson has very good natural pass-catching skills and is able to hold onto the ball when taking a hit. He's not a deep threat, but could turn into a solid possession receiver learning behind Joe Jurevicius.

TFY Draft Preview's Tony Pauline wrote in his scouting report for Wilson last month that Wilson "could be one of the draft's better bargains late in Day One". The Browns sure hope so, and if Wilson can return to the form he displayed his junior year - and showed again at the Senior Bowl - the Browns may have gotten quite a bargain indeed.

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