2. Antonio Callaway, Wide Receiver
Heading into the 2019 season, fans started to salivate at the idea of the offense featuring Odell Beckham, Jarvis Landry, David Njoku, Antonio Callaway. and Rashard Higgins. With that much firepower, the Browns offense looks ready to make their mark.
So far, we have heard a lot about the two big names as OBJ and Landry have made their share of plays, but beyond that, there hasn’t been a lot of chatter — which isn’t what was expected.
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While there hasn’t been much word on Callaway, those who are watching the open practices have suggested the second-year wideout isn’t standing out for the right reasons.
Whispers of him struggling with routes have come out of Berea, although he did start to turn things around some on Sunday as he started to make some nice plays including a touchdown reception off of the hand of Garrett Gilbert.
The red zone score was nice to see, but it’s worth noting he was on the field with Gilbert and many other reserves. It’s still too early for alarm and the fact that Callaway isn’t working with the first team on every rep is a testament to the talent Cleveland finally has at the position.
Callaway is still a lightning rod who can change the game with his speed, which is why it makes sense that he’s been working on special teams as a return man. When the Browns traded away Jabrill Peppers, it opened the door for someone else to take on the return duties.
While at the University of Florida, Callaway excelled in this area. Seeing him get the chance to do so now is encouraging as it gives him more chances to get the ball in his hands and make a big play.