Browns Draft: My Current Rankings for Pick #12
Nov 15, 2014; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver Amari Cooper (9) catches a touchdown pass defended by Mississippi State Bulldogs defensive back Jay Hughes (3) in the second quarter at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
The Browns are in obvious need of a #1 wide receiver. Amari Cooper was seen as the top receiver in this draft all of the college season but has since been passed by Kevin White according to most analysts. By the time the draft comes around we wouldn’t be shocked if Devante Parker also passes him.
The Browns are a run first offense so having a player like Cooper, who can run all the routes, block in the run game and make plays deep is key. Cooper’s hands are stellar, something the Browns value more than height or speed. With great routes, great hands and the ability to high point the ball, Coach Flip can put Cooper anywhere on the field to try to take advantage of match-ups.
The wide receiver group is deep again in this draft, which could lead the Browns to wait to get their guy until 19 or the second round. Because the Browns are so run oriented, a stud #1 may not be as important to the team’s building philosophy.