Cleveland Browns: Position grades from loss to Eagles
Wide Receivers: D
Although the Browns were able to come up with some vertical pass plays down the field on Sunday afternoon, the receivers were not nearly efficient enough. Rookie Corey Coleman and Terrelle Pryor were the only receivers who recorded receptions for the Browns in Sunday’s contest, as Pryor caught three passes for 68 yards, and Coleman caught two passes for 69 yards.
Each showed fans why the Browns may be an exciting offense to watch this season, dazzling with long receptions. What they didn’t do, however, was show any consistency or discipline. As expected, there was confusion, and there were drops. Most notably, Coleman had a costly drop on an accurate throw from Griffin early in the game, as he looked up field before securing the reception.
Other than Coleman and Pryor, only Andrew Hawkins was targeted, and had no receptions. No other receivers hardly even ended up in the game for Cleveland, showing a severe lack of depth. Though some catches electrified fans, including Pryor’s 44-yard grab and Coleman’s athletic 58-yard catch on the opening play of the second half, there simply wasn’t enough production from the wide receiver position.
Though the group itself is not to take the full blame for this, they only had five total receptions. Five receptions from a team’s wide receivers for an entire game is never going to get it done.
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