NFL Combine: Browns Reportedly Meet With Receivers
Reports continue from the NFL Combine with who the Cleveland Browns have met with. We gave you the list we had of quarterbacks the team has met with earlier (New Window). The team has also reportedly started meeting with wide receivers, widely thought to be another big need for the team.
GM Ray Farmer noted that his stated position on the receiver position in the NFL Draft may have been a part of a smoke screen. To be clear, it is also possible that the statement today was a smoke screen as well. A smoke screen of a smoke screen, 2nd level stuff there.
Here are the receivers we know the Browns have met with:
- Nelson Agholor, the USC receiver, is a target that our writer Paul loves. The 6 foot, 198 pounds receiver measured with 32 1/4 length arms which is about average. He has good sized hands at 9 1/4″ and is expected to run a good to great time in the 40 yard dash. Last year he had 104 catches, over 1,300 yards and 12 TDs. He could be a 2nd or 3rd round pick. He can play both inside and out.
- WVU Mario Alford, likely to meet with the team soon, is a small receiver. He only measured in at 5’8″ and 180 pounds at the NFL Combine. He has big hands, 9 3/8″ and decent wing span for his size at 31 1/4″. He had 65 catches, 945 yards and 11 TDs. He was considered a deep threat for the team.
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- Stefon Diggs fits again with the smaller receivers on the list. The Maryland receiver measured at 6 foot, 195 pounds with huge 10″ hands with the same size arms as the 4 inch shorter Alford. Last year he had 62 catches 792 yards and 5 TDs. More of a possession receiver that could be a 3rd day guy but, if he impresses in drills, could go higher. The QB play at Maryland limited him.
The Browns ignored the receiver position in the NFL Draft last year so it is good news that they are giving a good amount of attention this year. None of the 3 receivers noted stand above 6 foot tall but we don’t have information on who else they may have met with. Based on the names so far we only know of early alphabet players. Some of that is due to the order interviews are going in.
How would you feel if the Browns drafted another smaller receiver like the ones they are interviewing at the NFL Combine?