The Browns and rookie WR Carlton Mitchell have agreed to terms on a four-year deal today.
Mitchell, who was projected by some as a 2nd or 3rd round pick in this past year’s NFL Draft, is expected to help the Browns’ relatively inexperienced receiving game. The former South Florida standout slipped to the 6th round (177 overall), but checks in at 6’3″ 215 lbs and will add both speed and size to the receiving corps.
Mitchell is the second Browns rookie to sign a deal with the team this season – the other being DE Clifton Geathers, also a 6th round pick signed late last week.
Heading into this season, it is shaping up that the Browns will go with Mohamed Massaquoi at the #1 WR spot and will hope to find a #2 amongst the rest of the other receivers, which includes Josh Cribbs, Chansi Stucky, and Brian Robiskie. However, do not be surprised if Mitchell breaks into the starting line-up at some point later in the season.