Auburn’s top receiver in 2015 is headed to the NFL.
Ricardo Louis was selected by the Cleveland Browns in the fourth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday.
The receiver known famously for the Prayer at Jordan-Hare, when his 73-yard touchdown catch on a tipped pass helped knock off rival Georgia, ranked among the best at the NFL Combine in February. He ranked No. 1 in the broad jump and was in the top five in three other categories.
Louis led Auburn with 716 receiving yards and three touchdowns in 2015, but he could move to another position in the NFL. Teams worked him at defensive back during a portion of Auburn’s Pro Day in March.
“I’m a receiver,” Louis said at the time. “That’s what I’ve been working on, that’s what I try to perfect, but I guess in the NFL that’s where I’ll end up finding out wherever I can play the longest and produce the most. That’s where I’ll be. That’s my position.”
Louis had issues holding on to passes in his first three seasons but excelled as a senior, picking up the slack after Duke Williams was booted from the team in early October.