Cleveland Browns: Grades from game vs. Redskins
Wide Receivers: C
In short, it was a pedestrian performance by Cleveland’s wide receivers on offense. Their play could be analyzed to a great extent, both the positives and the negatives. But in the end, it had little impact on the actual outcome of the game.
In the first half, converted receiver Terrelle Pryor got the best of his matchup with Pro Bowl cornerback Josh Norman. He caught Kessler’s only touchdown pass on the afternoon, and had five receptions for 46 yards in total. Unfortunately for the Browns though, none of these receptions occurred in the second half when the Browns needed them most.
Another positive of the wide receiver play was the emergence of rookie Ricardo Louis. The draft pick out of Auburn caught three passes for 28 yards. The same stats apply to Andrew Hawkins, who played a courageous game at the slot receiver position.
Overall, the wide receivers should not concern Browns fans very much. They could have taken command more at the end of the game when needed, but it’s not like they did anything to cost Cleveland the game.