Terry Pluto recently looked at what has been happening with the Cleveland Browns and says that Baker Mayfield has gotten plenty of work with inexperienced wide receivers
We all know that Odell Beckham, Jr. has not been at Cleveland Browns OTAs. Apparently, he made it clear to the team that would be the case, but people — such as Colin Cowherd — have been completely baffled by his non-appearance at the voluntary workouts.
However, he’s not the only wideout not getting much work in. According to Terry Pluto of Cleveland.com, Jarvis Landry hasn’t been on the field either as he’s dealing with an undisclosed injury. Pluto did say Landry has been present, just not participating as he heals up.
From there, he said second-year wideout Antonio Callaway has been hit and miss. Again, this is voluntary so it’s not the end of the world that the young man has been away but it is some valuable time for him. The good news is, when Callaway has been there, he’s been putting up some great workouts.
Pluto then discussed how this could benefit quarterback Baker Mayfield. He’s continuing to grow a rapport with Rashard Higgins — who has been the most experienced member of the receiving corps to consistently show up.
That’s given the franchise quarterback a chance to work with players such as Dorian Baker, an undrafted free agent from Kentucky who has been stepping up and making a name for himself.
More than anything, this has shown how much of a leader Mayfield is becoming. Even with the vast majority of his targets being inexperienced, he continues to show how special he is.
The rapport with Landry is already there and it won’t take long for him to click with OBJ — and they have already worked together on their own in the offseason. Having this time with other receivers will only benefit the team should there ever be a game where they’re counted on.