Wide Receivers: F
There was nothing on Sunday that instilled any confidence for Browns fans in their wide receivers. While they undoubtedly have some talent at the position, it wasn’t visible in Sunday’s loss.
Crowell, a running back, was the team’s leading receiver. Browns receivers as a whole only accounted for 124 yards, not nearly enough considering Cleveland’s obvious bias towards their passing attack.
Terrelle Pryor led the way for the receivers with 47 yards on five catches and the lone touchdown on the afternoon. In his return, rookie Corey Coleman was not far behind, catching three passes for 41 yards. Andrew Hawkins also found his way into the action, catching two passes and gaining 13 yards.
Other than those three receivers though, no other was even targeted. Clearly, this is never going to get the job done. The Browns can’t ride the same weapons throughout the course of the game when they’re throwing the ball on the vast majority of the plays.
Even against the nickel, which left Pryor one-on-one against a struggling Dallas cornerback, Cleveland couldn’t find the explosive play. This partially reflects on how poorly the receivers played, as well as a severe lack of depth at the position.