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With pick No. 123, Mayle joins Cooper in Cleveland

Vince Mayle had six 100-yard receiving games this season. (Associated Press)
Vince Mayle had six 100-yard receiving games this season. (Associated Press)

So, which Browns jersey are you going to buy? The Xavier Cooper model, or the Vince Mayle edition?

Cleveland tapped the Pacific Northwest pipeline for the third time this draft Saturday morning, selecting Washington State wide receiver Vince Mayle with the 123rd pick (4th round). Yesterday evening, the Browns made WSU's Xavier Cooper their third-round choice.

The NFL has suspended Cleveland's star receiver, Josh Gordon, for at least one season and Browns management has been pretty candid about its frustration with the wideout.

Mayle, a 6-2, 224-pound bully that was a Biletnikoff Award semifinalist last season, should be able to contribute immediately to a Browns receiving corps that didn't have a 1,000-yard receiver last season and Travis Benjamin led the team with three receiving touchdowns.

Jacob Thorpe
Jacob Thorpe joined The Spokesman-Review in 2013. He currently is a reporter for the Sports Desk covering Washington State University athletics.

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