Cleveland Browns: Receiving corps ranked No. 12 by Bleacher Report
By Randy Gurzi
In a ranking of all receiving corps in the NFL, Bleacher Report has the Cleveland Browns coming in at No. 12 overall
This offseason the Cleveland Browns made sure to bolster their pass catchers as they added Jarvis Landry in free agency and Antonio Callaway in the draft.
They also received a boost late last season when Josh Gordon returned after nearly a three-year long suspension from the NFL.
Those three players should all be big contributors going forward, but the Browns are counting on some jumps in production out of a few other players as well.
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Second-year tight end David Njoku showed his potential as a rookie and former first-round selection Corey Coleman still has potential if he can shake the durability issues he’s had.
That combination of proven talent and potential has people noticing the Browns. In a recent ranking of all 32 pass catching corps, Kristopher Knox of Bleacher Report had Cleveland’s group coming in at No. 12.
"“It’s not like Landry and Haley are joining a completely bare receiving corps, though. The Browns have a pair of talented tight ends in David Njoku and Seth DeValve—each caught at least 32 passes last year. Cleveland also has Josh Gordon.” — Knox, Bleacher Report"
Knox mentioned new offensive coordinator Todd Haley as a plus to their group as well, stating that he’s coached up top five passing offenses for four years straight with the AFC North rival Pittsburgh Steelers.
On top of all the players and coaches, another help to the passing game is clearly the one throwing the ball. Tyrod Taylor comes over after spending the past three seasons as a starter with the Buffalo Bills.
Taylor will never be confused with Tom Brady, but he’s an accurate and effective passer. He’s also arguably the best quarterback they’ve had since returning the NFL in 1999.
Next: Corey Coleman getting lost in the mix?
It’s possible that by the time this season is in the books, that No. 12 ranking could be too low.