Considering the Browns current issues and uncertainty at the wide receiver position, it’s unsure what role they’re looking for in a wide receiver. However, if Josh Gordon is reinstated then Thomas could be a phenomenal fit on the opposite side of the field for Cleveland.
Josh Gordon broke records when he played in his last full season back in 2013 and earned the nickname of “Flash” Gordon. Thomas already has a nickname coming out of college and it’s also his twitter handle as @CantGuardMike. Mix those two in with Travis “Rabbit” Benjamin and the Cleveland Browns have quite the impressive receiving core.
Benjamin is a No. 3 receiver in the NFL and is nothing more than that. Although his lightning speed is hard to guard, his consistency, hands and route running all prevent Benjamin from being anything more than a third receiver in the NFL.
Gordon on one side with Thomas on the other, Benjamin should be able to use his speed to pose a constant vertical threat that can’t be overlooked.
One-on-one matchups with “Rabbit” typically end up with him running a streak up the field, which most corners can’t keep up with resulting in help from the safety. However, with Gordon more than likely being the one receiving the double-team, it will simply create chaos on the defensive side of the field for the opponent.
This is why drafting a bigger receiver with great hands at No. 32 can be a tremendous help for the Browns.
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