3. Seth Williams, WR, Auburn
Despite having two top-tier wide receivers in Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry, the one thing the Browns sorely lack in their receiver room is a premier big man. Unfortunately for them, it is unlikely that the Browns will pick high enough to grab Justyn Ross out of Clemson. Auburn’s Seth Williams might be the next best thing, if he declares.
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Williams has the size and speed combination that teams look for, and plenty of upside as he enters his junior season with the Tigers.
He may not have total breakaway speed, but he is quick enough and big enough to catch over just about any defender.
At 6-foot-3 and 224 pounds, Williams had his way with SEC defenders in 2019 to the tune of 59 catches for 830 yards and eight touchdowns. Williams was not the SEC’s top receiver last season, that honor went to Alabama’s Jerry Jeudy, but he might be the conference’s big-name pass-catcher by April 2021.
The Browns need someone of Williams’s size for Baker Mayfield to throw alley-oops to, just to put their offensive unit over the top and really balance the passing game. Cleveland needs a third receiver, especially if the Browns’ current brass neglect to re-sign Rashard Higgins. Either that, or they really do believe in newly-acquired sixth-round pick Donovan Peoples-Jones.