Cleveland Browns NFL Draft Profile: Corey Davis
The Cleveland Browns could use an upgrade at the wide receiver position, and Corey Davis is a player who could come in and help right away.
Regardless of how the Cleveland Browns decide to work out their quarterback situation, whoever the guy is will need some weapons to target. While there is some talent already in Cleveland, it may be wise to add a premium weapon from the draft.
Despite missing a significant part of last season with a broken hand, Corey Coleman showed promise in his rookie campaign. In just 10 games of action, he hauled in 33 grabs for 413 yards and 3 touchdowns and is expected to contribute in 2017.
The free agent addition of former Los Angeles Ram Kenny Britt is also going to add some production to the receiving corps. Britt battled with Tavon Austin to be the feature guy with the Rams, handily outperforming Austin this past season with 68 receptions for 1,002 yards and 5 touchdowns.
Both of these guys can play and will no doubt be assets to the offense. However, outside of these two, the wideout group is thin.
The release of Andrew Hawkins and loss of leading receiver Terrelle Pryor to free agency leaves a lot of production unaccounted for. There is hope that Josh Gordon may finally make his way back into a Browns uniform but after a two season hiatus, that is a major question mark.
So where does that leave things? It is a possible that Coleman or Britt can step up to be the number one guy. It is also possible that Gordon strolls right back in and plays like time has not passed. Still, it might be a good idea to add a first-round caliber receiver.
That is where the services of Corey Davis come in.