Wide Receivers: F
For a Browns offense who appears to pride themselves in the passing game, they sure don’t have many potent threats at the receiver position. Cleveland threw the ball 42 times, and managed 337 yards through the air. However, the play of the receivers only hindered the offense’s ability to put up more yards and points.
Terrelle Pryor was the one bright spot, of course, as he continues to be an efficient threat at the position he converted to. Pryor caught two touchdown passes, and finished the day with nine receptions for 75 yards. The sure handed playmaking threat is establishing himself as the team’s next Josh Gordon. Unfortunately, he seems like the only one on the field.
Rookie Ricardo Louis played a lot in Sunday’s game, and put up the second-most receiving yards with 65. But three costly drops and the inability to haul in the two-point conversion attempt made the play of the rookie out of Auburn all for naught.
Mostly, Cleveland’s passing game was much too predictable. Only four receivers even had receptions, the only other two being Rashard Higgins and Andrew Hawkins, who combined for just four catches. In a game where the Browns are extremely pass-heavy, this lack of balance is never going to get it done.