The Cleveland Browns secondary will go up against some of the most talented wide receivers in the NFL during the 2017 season.
There has been much discussion about the depth at the wide receiver position for the Cleveland Browns. Can Corey Coleman stay healthy enough to lead? Are there any young players that have the ability to step up? Will Kenny Britt live up to the hefty contract he was signed to?
Unfortunately for the Browns, there are a number of teams they will face this season that do not have this issue. These teams have a solidified number one receiver that can takeover games. These players have the confidence that they can beat any corner in the league on any given snap.
The Browns have worked hard to overhaul their defense this offseason. This is especially true in the back of the secondary.
In the draft, they acquired highly touted Michigan safety Jabrill Peppers in the first round. They followed that in the fourth round by taking Houston cornerback Howard Wilson. The team then signed a multitude of undrafted players to compete in the secondary. Finally to cap it off, they were able to acquire veteran safety Jason McCourty in May.
An improved defensive secondary will be imperative this season going up against some of the best pass-catchers in the NFL. Multiple Pro-Bowlers, All-Pro selections, and even a Super Bowl champion round out the list.
On an interesting note, four out of the top six most targeted receivers of 2016 are on this list with the fifth missing time last season due to injury. Let’s take a look at the top five receivers the Browns will face in the 2017 season.