The Browns select Antonio Gandy-Golden in the sixth round of this mock draft. Cleveland currently has a hole at their third receiver spot behind Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry since they have not resigned Reshard Higgins.
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As of now, the third spot would be a battle between Taywan Taylor and Damian Ratley. Both are young players who have not greatly developed yet, and the Browns can certainly use a more productive player at their third receiver position.
Gandy-Golden is a big receiver as he stands 6-foot-4 and weighs 223 pounds. He ran a fairly slow 40-yard dash at 4.6 but did 22 reps on the 225-pound bench press and had a 36 inch vertical. He is a big target that can win the 50-50 ball in the NFL and can provide another big red zone threat for Cleveland.
His film is full of one-handed catches and high-pointed jump balls. He has tremendous hands and ball skills. He has the ability to make game-changing catches in the NFL.
The Browns lack a big-bodied receiver that can win jump balls, as both of their star receivers, Beckham Jr. and Landry, are shorter than 6-foot. Surely tight ends Austin Hooper and David Njoku are big threats in the middle, but a sixth-round draft pick is a low risk to add perhaps a good jump ball receiver on the outside.
It makes sense to add depth at receiver in this draft and in the sixth round the Browns could possibly find a productive NFL player that can be a threat in the red zone.