Cleveland Browns: Getting to know the 2016 wide receivers
Marlon Moore, Darius Jennings and Rannell Hall are all currently on the roster, and Browns fans can expect to see most of these folks gone by September.
Darius Jennings helped the Browns late in the season amid a number of injuries to their starters, playing in four games. Jennings had 14 receptions last season for 117 yards. The 23-year old out of Virginia showed flashes of his potential when given the chance in 2015, but at 5-foot-10 on a roster full of under-sized receivers it’s safe to bet that Jennings, unfortunately, won’t make the final roster.
Marlon Moore, similar to Jennings, provided the Browns with additional firepower for a wounded front line at the wideout position. Even though Moore appeared in 14 games in 2015, he only was able to corral seven receptions for 81 yards.
Moore’s lack of production lead to the eventual signing of Jennings, in attempt to give Moore, and the other young receivers, a better opportunity although, as witnessed by many fans, the receiver position simply wasn’t a bright spot for the Browns. Moore has some upside, however entering his eighth NFL season without any sort of consistency won’t help his cause.
Last on the list is Rannell Hall, an undrafted receiver out of UCF in 2015.
Hall was signed on December 14, 2015 by the Browns off of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice squad, although Hall never saw the field. At 6-foot-1, many were surprised how the Browns didn’t play the young receiver, although it enabled Pryor, Jennings and Moore some additional playing time.
That being said, Browns fans can expect to not here of Hall again as he rounds out the list of which receivers are out of the Browns organization come the opening weeks of the 2016 NFL season.