With Odell Beckham, Jr., Jarvis Landry, Rashard Higgins, and Antonio Callaway on the roster, a wide receiver probably doesn’t seem like the best pick for the Browns at No. 49. However, they have done a good job putting this team together to where they can look at the best player on the board regardless of position.
Should they be on the clock at 49 and see a receiver as the best option, they have to at least consider making the move especially if it’s a player who can truly add something to their roster that they don’t have. That’s where wide receiver D.K. Metcalf comes in.
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Sure, the Browns have plenty of speed out wide with OBJ and Callaway both serving as deep threats but they don’t have a guy with the crazy combination of speed and size that Metcalf offers.
The redshirt sophomore measured in at the Combine at 6-foot-3 and 228-pounds and then put up an amazing workout. He was good for 27 reps in the bench press, a vertical leap of more than 40-inches, and wowed everyone with a 4.33 in the 40-yard dash.
As great as his workouts were, there are still concerns about Metcalf as he had a serious neck injury that limited him in 2018. He’s also been limited in his route tree, which will require him to take some time to develop and reach his full potential. Even with that being true, a lineup that consists of him, Beckham, and Landry would seem unstoppable and may need to be considered.