Cleveland Browns: Visits set with a couple receiving options
By Randy Gurzi
The Cleveland Browns have visits set up with Western Kentucky tight end Deon Yelder and Fresno State WR Da’mari Scott ahead of the 2018 NFL Draft
Many of us are focused on what the Cleveland Browns will be doing with the No. 1 and No. 4 picks in the 2018 NFL Draft. The Cleveland front office however, has to look beyond that.
They’ve done their due diligence with the guys they should look at with those premium picks. Front office executives have made it to pro days for some of the best quarterbacks coming in and were linked to several players during the Scouting Combine.
Now they’re starting to look even deeper as they are set to visit with a couple lesser known prospects in the NFL Draft.
Cleveland first was reported to have a Pre-Draft visit with Da’Mari Scott, a receiver from Fresno State. James Layton of Red Zone Insider was able to report that news.
Scott began his career at Fresno State back in 2013, but after missing all of 2016 was able to get one more season of eligibility. He was able to turn in his best statistical season in 2017 with 566 yards receiving off 57 receptions.
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Listed at 6-foot-1 and 210-pounds, Scott wasn’t much of a goal line threat as he pulled in just five touchdowns in his career.
Cleveland also will kick the tires on Deon Yelder, a tight end from Western Kentucky. Eric Edholm says that the 6-foot-4, 255-pound Yelder is drawing interest from other teams as well.
Yelder was quiet for much of his career as he had no catches at all until this past season. He finished 2017 with 52 receptions for 688 yards and seven touchdowns. Those numbers were pretty impressive, but the fact he did nothing before then will surely hurt his stock.
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The Browns could be interested in adding depth at both positions, so Scott and Yelder are worth keeping an eye on.