Most of the Cleveland Browns' offense is set. The gap begins at their third wide receiver spot. Could that problem be solved in this year's rookie class?
The Cleveland Browns have Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry set as their wide receiver No. 1 and No. 2, but who will fill in behind them? Rashard Higgins remains a possibility, but he is a free agent and there hasn’t been much movement on that front.
Behind him are several practice squad guys who could step up, but none of them inspire much confidence. Recently added receiver Jojo Natson hasn’t taken an offensive snap in two years and looks to solely be a returner for this team. Who could step in to be a solution?
It is not expected that the Browns will take a receiver early, or even in the first five rounds. Due to the depth of the position in this year’s draft, it would be foolish of the Browns not to take a look at some of these late round guys who can certainly make a difference, but just so happened to drop because of all the talent around them.
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A rookie receiver could benefit from landing with the Browns as well because of the scheme. The prominence of 12 personnel in head coach Kevin Stefanski’s scheme will only see two receivers on the field at a time, giving the rookie a chance to adjust to the league.
Every prospect that follows has some level of experience in special teams as well, which will only increase their chances of sticking on a team. And let us not forget that the Browns currently have two of the highest paid receivers in the league on their team; if they decided to move on from one of them in 2021, they could save some cap space.
Taking advantage of a talented rookie class such as this one would lessen the need to fill the hole left from such a departure. So without further ado, let's take a look at some late round wide receiver prospects for the Browns in the 2020 NFL Draft.