When the Cleveland Browns drafted Greg Little with the 59th overall pick in 2011 they were expecting to get a star wide receiver. What they got instead has looked like a bust for the last 3 years. So the big question now is should they keep him?
Greg Little has the size, speed and athleticism to be a big time contributor in the NFL, but with hands seemingly made of stone, it looks as though that’s never going to happen. In 3 seasons Little has caught a total of 155 receptions for 1,821 yards and 8 touchdowns. To put that into perspective, Josh Gordon had 87 receptions for 1,646 yards and 9 touchdowns. Oh yeah, i forgot to mention that was in a single season, playing for the same team, while missing the first 2 games.
In 2013 Greg Little ranked 5th among wide receivers in dropped pass percentage. He’s set to make $753,000 in 2014 to finish out his 4 year contract, but with only a single game in 2013 with over 100 receiving yards and less than 20 receiving yards in half his other games played I think I’d pass.
As a matter of fact, with access to a professional weight lifting facility, trainers and the income to be able to afford top of the line supplements, at 6’1 and 195 lbs. I may be able to compete with those stats. I’m bound to have a few games with 4 or 9 yards. What?! Yeah, really. That’s what Greg Little recorded in 4 of his games last season. He also recorded 8, 12 and 14 yards in 3 of his other games. Pretty sad.
Although Nate Burleson was just signed to the team and vowed he would become a mentor to Josh Gordon, there was never any mention of him mentoring Greg Little who needs it far more than Josh Gordon. Toss in an Andrew Hawkins signing and a draft loaded with wide receiver talent and I think you can pretty much say bye bye to Greg Little.
There is the small possibility of the team keeping him around due to the small contract he has along with the depth he provides, but i can’t see him playing much. Nate Bruleson could try to help steer his career in the right direction before it ends in Cleveland. But after watching him for the last 3 years I for one do not have my fingers crossed. Do you?
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