With their final pick of the 2020 Draft, the selection of Donovan Peoples-Jones was arguably the best value of Cleveland’s draft. Although he did not put up the production expected in his college career, Peoples-Jones has all of the athletic traits to be a No. 1 wide receiver.
Hindered by poor quarterback play at Michigan, Peoples-Jones was never able to unlock all of his talent and his development was stunted. However, he did show some issues of creating separation and did have a fair share of drops.
For the Browns, Peoples-Jones is not going to be needed to be an instant weapon on the offense. With Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry playing ahead of him, as well Stefanski rarely deploying three receivers, Peoples-Jones will have plenty of time to develop and grow as a wide receiver.
Selecting Peoples-Jones in the sixth round is a low-risk, potential high-reward for the Browns. If he is given time to develop, he can become a steal in this draft. If Peoples-Jones’ development is completely stunted and he is the unproductive receiver he showed at Michigan, using a sixth round pick reduces the harm.
Peoples-Jones has the potential of being a solid wide receiver and he can also add value as a returner. He may have been Cleveland’s last selection, but he was one of the better picks of Cleveland’s 2020 draft and has the potential of being incredible value.